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2002/25/1 Printing machine, Multigraph, American Multigraph Co, USA, [1930]. Click to enlarge.

Printing machine, Multigraph, American Multigraph Co, USA, [1930]

Made in United States, North and Central America, 1930.

This machine was so popular that AM International, the present successor to the original manufacturer, were still selling parts and type into the 1960s.

Summary

Object No.

2002/25/1

Object Statement

Printing machine, Multigraph, American Multigraph Co, USA, [1930]

Physical Description

Printing machine, Multigraph, American Multigraph Co, USA, [1930]. The Multigraph was a small machine with a revolving drum operated by a handle. Around a cylindrical drum printing was effected by short type with a special shaped body which slid into slots on the drum or from curved plates. The impression was made by printing ink or,for better facsimile of typewriting, through a ribbon.

Production

Notes

Designed by typewriter salesman HC Gammeter in 1902.

Made by The Americal Multigraph Co.

Invented 1902, parts still sold in 1965.

History

Notes

Used for small office printing work.
Unknown.

Source

Credit Line

Source unknown

Acquisition Date

18 March 2002

Cite this Object

Harvard

Printing machine, Multigraph, American Multigraph Co, USA, [1930] 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 April 2019, <https://ma.as/11317>

Wikipedia

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