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Printing Press - Golding, Clam Shell Platen, Pearl No 3, Unknown Date Object Reg. No: HT 15180

Summary:
This printing press was manufactured by Golding & Co, USA; the date of manufacture is unknown.
On the press make-ready shows the last work on the press was an invitation with a 1988 date.

This letterpress machine was hand fed and the platen was operated by a foot treadle.
Description:
Printing press; a metal standing mechanism with a tray to hold type held in a frame, with large wheel to adjust printing mechanism manually. Press is operated by a foot treadle.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1300 mm (Height), 600 mm (Width), 900 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: printing equipment, printing presses
Themes this item is part of: Letterpress Printing, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printing presses
Inscriptions: Brass label on rocker: Made by Golding & Co/Boston USA/Pearl/Patents Nov/Dec/Dec
Cast label on side: Golding & Co/Boston/USA
Manufacturer: Golding Manufacturing Co, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Unknown
References: Sources used by Peter Marsh (10 July 2007) for this record:
VPRS 9957/P1, Unit 56, Item 87/103/1
(VPRS = Victorian Public Record Series)

Comments

Richard Barmann Posted on 16 May 2014 1:17 AM
When I was 9 years old in 1941 I had to do my home work and then work in my Fathers Printing company because all the help was in the war. I fed a Pearl for many hours as well a a Miller and a Kluge. It was pedal operated and my sister and I would spin around 360 degrees between sheets to break the monotony. I was a great little press. I also set type at a young age.

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