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Ruling Machine - John Shaw, 1932 Object Reg. No: ST 029852

Ruling machine, manufactured by John Shaw (patentees) of Honley, England. The machine rules lines on paper according to a predetermined scheme.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Government Printing Office, 1977
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: printing equipment, printing, ruling machines
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printing equipment
Inscriptions: Serial No. 5958
Patentee: John Shaw & Sons, Honley, England, Great Britain, 1932
References: Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books; (accessed 24 November 2010)
Powerhouse Museum:;search=42&images=&c=&s= (accessed 24 November 2010)


R A Teuma Posted on 02 Jul 2012 11:13 AM
i typed in pen ruling mc at google for fun and wow i recognised my old ruling mc, i did my trade at the old govt printing and worked for 6 years 1966 to 1972 amazing
George thompson Posted on 23 Mar 2013 9:50 PM
Re: Shaws pen ruling machine..... I served my apprenticeship on your featured machine starting 1962 ....I didn't appreciate at the time the workmanship that went into the design and manufacture of these beautiful machines....

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