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Duplicator - Gestetner, Double Drum Rotary Stencil, Cyclostyle No 6, Circa 1913 Object Reg. No: ST 025475

Summary:
Gestetner Cyclostyle No 6 Duplicator, circa 1913 with paper feeder and case.

This is a two drum rotary stencil machine. A stencil, in poor condition, is still attached. The double-drum design inked the stencil with rollers, which picked up the ink from a tube.

In 1881, David Gestetner (1854-1939) invented a simple stencil perforator using what was called the Cyclostyle pen which had a tiny toothed wheel on the end. The wheel was rolled along, punching tiny perforations in a sheet of wax coated paper. The next step forward the Rotary Cyclostyle in 1901. This was a rotary stencil machines allowing copies to be rolled out on a continuous basis. This discovery was the birth of office automation.

Gestetner set up a business to manufacture duplicators in Tottenham, North London, England.

A plate on back of machine includes this caution:
'Each sheet of Rotary Cyclostyle Paper and each Tube of Ink must bear my signature as follows
D. Gestetner'
Description:
Drum duplicator with paper feeder and case.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 34 cm (Height), 45 cm (Width), 32 cm (Length)

More information

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Themes this item is part of: Early Desktop Publishing - A Brief History of Copying & Duplication, Early Desktop Publishing - A Brief History of Copying & Duplication, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: copiers
Inscriptions: Plate on back of machine:
GESTETNER'S
ROTARY CYCLOSTYLE
DUPLICATING APPARATUS
(GESTETNER'S PATENTS)
CAUTION: Each sheet of Rotary Cyclostyle Paper and each Tube of Ink must bear my signature as follows
D. Gestetner

On front bar of machine:
D. Gestetner's ROTARY CYCLOSTYLE Dr, GESTETNER'S PATENTS No. 6

Plate on base of machine:
MACDOUGALLS LIMITED
SYDNEY
MELBOURNE ADELAIDE BRISBANE

Metal disk on side:
MANUFACTURED BY D. GESTETNER
No. 27037
CYCLOSTYLE WORKS
TOTENHAM HALE
LONDON N.
Model Name/Number: No.6
Manufacturer: Gestetner, Totenham Hale, North London, England, Great Britain, 1881
Distributor: Macdougalls Limited, Australia, 1913

Macdougall distributed in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.
References: http://www.officemuseum.com/copy_machines.htm, accessed 12/11/2008.
http://paleomedios.wikispaces.com/02.5, acessed 11/11/2008.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gestetner, acessed 11/11/2008.

Comments

michelle sowten Posted on 17 Apr 2010 10:11 AM
i would like to know the valuation of this printer? i own the one which has the petty cash vouchers. it is a gestener durotype gesteprint.?
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 Apr 2010 4:17 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Michelle - Unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. For a list of valuers approved by the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, see their website. A local valuer or dealer should be able to assist you identify your specific machine.
ugur cavus Posted on 10 Sep 2010 3:32 AM
Model Adi / Numarasi: No.6
Imalatçi: Gestetner , Totenham Hale , Kuzey Londra, Ingiltere , Ingiltere, 1881
Dagitimci: Macdougalls Limited , Avustralya, 1913

MacDougall dagitilacak Melbourne , Sydney, Adelaide ve Brisbane .
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Aindriu Macfehin Posted on 29 Jan 2014 6:54 PM
Hi. I have a 50s gestetner which I would like to restore. Do you know anyone in Australia or NZ who could give me information to do this? Thank you and kind regards, Aindriu

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