Printing Press - Addressograph-Multigraph, Multilith Offset, Post 1945 Object Reg. No: HT 15168

Summary:
Lithographic printing press - Small Offset
The machine was manufactured by the Addressograph Multigraph Corporation but the date of manufacture is unknown.

Operation was by the automatic feeding of sheets. Printing was by a photoengraved zinc plate, an example of which can be seen on the press and which carries the name of Triangle Press and appears to be a Xmas wrapper utilized by the business.

There are two electric motors in the machine. The first motor drove the machine and the second motor drove the pump, which provided air to the feeder.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Fred Matlock, 1991
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1250 mm (Height), 600 mm (Width), 1400 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: The machine

More information

Tagged with: printing equipment, printing presses, multigraph 40, basic machine was around 1900 but the feed was added around 1926
Themes this item is part of: Litho Printing, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printing presses
Inscriptions: Machine: Adressograph-Multigraph Corporation/Model 296/No: 243624
Feeder: Model 979, No. 4970, manufactured by Davidson Manufacturing Company, Chicago
Electric Motors, 2 x ¼ HP, S/P, Australian General Electric Industries. Serial numbers unable to be ascertained owing to position and dirt.
Metal labels: Made by Multigraph Company/Multilith
Manufacturer: Addressograph-Multigraph Corp, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, 1940-1950

Comments

Ben Backer Posted on 09 Sep 2011 6:17 AM
The model 296 is from 1933.
roger carpenter Posted on 06 Jan 2014 7:37 AM
just gave away a multigraph same as your picture could not get anybody to take it.
basic machine was around 1900 and was hand fed and then the electric motor was fitted and operator used to hand feed the paper to a beat from the machines cams The davidson feed was added around 1926 and was a real pig to set up but worked well. Can anybody at the V & A set it up? if not I would consider showing how it is done

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