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95/223/29 Printing press, Albion, no. 3929, metal / wood, made by Hopkinson & Cope, England, 1860, used by F T Wimble & Co, Australia, 1866. Click to enlarge.

Albion printing press

Made
F.T. Wimble & Co were the manufacturers of the first printing ink produced in the Southern hemisphere (Melbourne, 1868). In addition to printing ink manufacture, type founding and electrotyping, Wimble's were the Australian representatives of many overseas manufacturers of printing machinery and accessories.

Frederick Thomas Wimble (1846-1936) was the son of Benjamin Wimble of Cambridge and grandson of Thomas Wimble of London. The family had been pioneers in the making of printing ink since …

Summary

Object No.

95/223/29

Object Statement

Printing press, Albion, no. 3929, metal / wood, made by Hopkinson & Cope, England, 1860, used by F T Wimble & Co, Australia, 1866

Physical Description

Hand-operated printing press made from iron and featuring varnished wooden handles. The press is painted black with gold, red and blue detail. The legs of the press are shaped and painted to resemble animal feet. The maker's name and place of manufacture is embossed on the metal above the plate. The printer's name is engraved on a small gold plaque, also positioned above the plate. The press uses a toggle for leverage and employs a spring to raise the platen. The printing press sits on an original grey-painted timber stand.

Dimensions

Height

1620 mm

Width

630 mm

Depth

1020 mm

Production

History

Notes

The form to be printed is placed on the bed, inked by hand and paper and tympan cover placed over it. Pressure is then applied by a lever and the image printed. Used by Bob Jeffrey, Gladesville

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr H Wallace, FT Wimble & Co

Acquisition Date

14 August 1995

Cite this Object

Harvard

Albion printing press 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/145869>

Wikipedia

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