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Printing Press - Adana, Clam Shell Platen, Unknown Date Reg. No: HT 15934
- This is a letterpress platen printing press manufactured by Adana of London but the date of manufacture is unknown.
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.
The machine is hand fed and has power operation. It has an inking drum compared to other platen presses which utilize an inking disc. It is powered by an electric motor and is hand fed from a single front table.
There is a chase on the bed.
- Printing press; an metal standing mechanism with a tray, roller and electric motor.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Fred Matlock, 1991
|Dimensions:||1200 mm (Height), 800 mm (Width), 700 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Historical dimensions: Royal Octavo|
|Tagged with:||printing equipment, printing presses, about 1951|
|Themes this item is part of:||Letterpress Printing, Information & Communication Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||printing presses|
|Inscriptions:||Cast on flywheel: Adana/London
On the drive arm on the right: Adana/London
Delco Motor: (illegible)HP, S/P. Model No. M2309E/Serial No. 114 48/Made in Canada.
|Manufacturer:||Adana, London, England, Great Britain, Unknown|