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91/213 Printing press, for newspaper, paper and parts, metal / wood, made by Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Company, London, England, 1890, used to print 'Bombala Times', Bombala, New South Wales, Australia, 1967 - 1985. Click to enlarge.

Printing press, for newspaper, paper and parts, metal / wood, made by Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Company, London, England, 1890, used to print ‘Bombala Times’, Bombala, New South Wales, Australia, 1967 - 1985

Made by Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Company in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, Europe, 1890.

This is a Miehle Quad Crown double revolution printing press used to print the ‘Bombala Times’ in the New South Wales town of Bombala from 1967. When manufactured in 1890 by the British company, the Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Co. of London, this printing press represented a considerable technological advance. It was capable of printing four pages on one sheet, thereby substantially increasing efficiency. The double revolution press, as its name implies, was able to speed up the prin...

Summary

Object No.

91/213

Object Statement

Printing press, for newspaper, paper and parts, metal / wood, made by Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Company, London, England, 1890, used to print 'Bombala Times', Bombala, New South Wales, Australia, 1967 - 1985

Physical Description

Printing press, for newspaper, paper and parts, metal / wood, made by Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Company, London, England, 1890, used to print 'Bombala Times', Bombala, New South Wales, Australia, 1967 - 1985

Press: cast iron frame painted black, one end has large sloping timber tray above four tabloid page set of type in tray. Four flat plates along this end. Behind type is large roller with over printed cardboard. Three large wheels at sides. Rear half has series of parallel timber batons with webbing belt beneath connected to rollers. Flat timber tray this end.

Blank paper: 112 sheets of cream coloured blank paper for use with press, brown around the edges.

Marks

'THE MIEHLE P.P. & MFG. CO.', 'CHICAGO & NEW YORK', '3 113', '116 SD', 'EDWARDS, DUNLOP & CO LTD./DISTRIBUTORS/SYDNEY, MELBOURNE/BRISBANE', 'SUPPLIED BY/MIEHLE PRINTING PRESS & MFG. CO. LIMITED/BLACKFRIARS HOUSE, NEW BRIDGE STREET/LONDON E.C.4'.

CONTROL BUTTONS: 'PUSH BUTTON STATION/TYPE IC 3727/CAT.NO. 1141634/AUST. GENERAL ELECTRIC'.

COUNTER: 'AMERICAN COUNTER/F.B. REDINTON CO./CHICAGO U.S.A.'

AMOUNT ON COUNTER: 02010.

Dimensions

Height

1670 mm

Width

2700 mm

Depth

4100 mm

Production

Notes

This press was made by the Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Company in London, England.

This printing press was made in 1890.

History

Notes

This Miehle printing press made in 1890 was used by the Bombala Times from 1967 to 1985. This country newspaper has been continually published since 1863. It was owned by the Johnson family between 1938 and 1975. During time circulation expanded from 325 to a modern weekly and production from a single broadsheet to a multiple page format. In 1967 an additional pressroom was constructed and this 90 year old Meihle two revolution flatbed press installed capable of printing four pages on one sheet. A folding machine was purchased and production was completely self-contained being by two Linotype machines and after 1970, photographs were included from a Kleishograph machine. From 14 February 1985, under new ownership, production was undertaken from Cooma using modern photo offset techniques.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Jermyn, 1991

Acquisition Date

2 May 1991

Cite this Object

Harvard

Printing press, for newspaper, paper and parts, metal / wood, made by Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Company, London, England, 1890, used to print 'Bombala Times', Bombala, New South Wales, Australia, 1967 - 1985 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 11 December 2019, <https://ma.as/115629>

Wikipedia

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