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Duplicator - Multilith Model 750, circa 1954 Object Reg. No: ST 028919

Multilith duplicator model 750, with handbook.

Miultilith is a printing process that requires either chemically fixing copy on a metal sheet or preparing a paperlike master copy by typing, printing, or drawing

The machine is used primarily by small businesses. The Multilith operates on the same principle as lithography, but through the use of paper placed on a cylinder and run off.

Lithography is a printing process in which the image to be printed is rendered on a flat surface, as on sheet zinc or aluminum, and treated to retain ink while the nonimage areas are treated to repel ink.

The following accessories accompany the machine:
Reference Book
Plastic bag of covers for rollers, containing a roll of fabric material with adhesive backing
Cardborad box containing spare blanket, instructions for care of blanket and a cylinder (wood core surrounded by felt and paper) with an unidentified use
Plunger can for cleaning blanket (a cylindrical pumping device)
Bottle with pipe attachment
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from State Library of Victoria (SLV), 1974
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: copiers, duplicators, office equipment, printing
Themes this item is part of: Early Desktop Publishing - A Brief History of Copying & Duplication, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: copiers
Inscriptions: Serial no. 668089.
On side of machine: Multilith Duplicator/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF/Distributors for Australia/STOTT & HOARE PTY. LTD. MELBOURNE/Model 750/Multilith Duplicators
Manufacturer: Multilith Duplicators, United States of America, 1954
Distributor: Stott & Hoare Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
References: http://www.officemuseum.com/copy_machines.htm - accessed 12 November 2008

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