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Duplicator - Gestetner, Double Drum Rotary Stencil, Cyclostyle No 6, Circa 1913 Reg. No: ST 025475
- 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
- Drum duplicator with paper feeder and case.
|Dimensions:||34 cm (Height), 45 cm (Width), 32 cm (Length)|
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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|
|Inscriptions:||Plate on back of machine:
CAUTION: Each sheet of Rotary Cyclostyle Paper and each Tube of Ink must bear my signature as follows
On front bar of machine:
D. Gestetner's ROTARY CYCLOSTYLE Dr, GESTETNER'S PATENTS No. 6
Plate on base of machine:
MELBOURNE ADELAIDE BRISBANE
Metal disk on side:
MANUFACTURED BY D. GESTETNER
|Manufacturer:||Gestetner, Totenham Hale, North London, England, Great Britain, 1881|
|Distributor:||Macdougalls Limited, Australia, 1913
Macdougall distributed in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.
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.
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