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Printing Press - Cottrell, Rotary, 1914 Object Reg. No: ST 029820

Summary:
This a Rotary Magazine Printing Press, manufactured by C. B. Cottrell & Sons, New York, USA in 1914. It printed from stereotype plates.

Letterpress is a term used to define the process of printing from a raised surface, be it type or block. The term takes it origins from the act of pressing a letter onto another substance, usually paper.

Sterotype is a type of printing plate used in letterpress, newspaper, and other high-speed press runs.
Stereotyping is a process in which a whole page of type is cast in a single mold so that a printing plate can be made from it. Until the invention of the stereotype, printing type had to be reset if a second printing was to be made.

The press was used by the Victorian Government Printing Office. It was ordered on 14 November 1913 and installed in February 1915.
Description:
125 separate parts
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Government Printing Office, 1977
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1800 mm (Height), 2000 mm (Width), 2900 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: There are 125 separate parts.

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Tagged with: printing equipment, printing, printing presses
Themes this item is part of: Stereotype & Cliche, Letterpress Printing, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printing presses
Inscriptions: Serial Number 10173
Manufacturer: C.B. Cottrell & Sons, New York, United States of America, 1914
References: http://australianscreen.com.au/titles/sydney-morning-herald/clip1/ - accessed 13 November 2008

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