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Galley Tray - Typesetting, Early 20th Century Object Reg. No: HT 14589

A Galley tray is a flat tray on which the compositor makes up the type into pages. It has sides that are lower than the height of the type and is open at one end.
Rectangular metal tray with wood on three sides. May have lead based ink residues present.
Acquisition Information:
Unknown from Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2.00 cm (Height), 48.00 cm (Width), 33.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: printing
Themes this item is part of: How the Fawkner Press Worked, John Pascoe Fawkner, Businessman & Melbourne Pioneer (1792-1869), Letterpress Printing, Information & Communication Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printing equipment
User (Probable): Victorian Government Printing Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1900-1950
References: http://sharlot.org/events/livinghistory/printing.html
accessed 9 October 2008

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