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Printing plates for Mastertouch piano roll boxes

Made
The Mastertouch Piano Roll Company was established in 1919 in Sydney and manufactured and sold piano rolls until its closure on 1 July 2005. It is highly significant both to the state of New South Wales and Australia as a whole as the longest running and only piano roll manufacturer to be operating in the country. It was also only one of two remaining large scale piano roll manufacturers in the world, the other being QRS in the USA and the only one to maintain a traditional method of …

Summary

Object No.

2008/79/20

Object Statement

Printing plates (10), timber / metal / rubber, made by Mastertouch Piano Roll Company, used for printing Mastertouch piano roll boxes, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960-2005

Physical Description

Printing plates (10), timber / metal / rubber, made by Mastertouch Piano Roll Company, used for printing Mastertouch piano roll boxes, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1960-2005.

Marks

Serial number recorded on sides of printing plates
C147 51862
D240 47502
B 239 47502
D445 47748
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B238 47502
B237 47502

Production

Notes

The printing plates were made by Mastertouch Piano Roll Company in Sydney.

History

Notes

Used for printing Mastertouch piano roll boxes.

Source

Credit Line

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Barclay Wright through, 2008
Acquired with the assistance of the NSW Heritage Office

Acquisition Date

15 April 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

Printing plates for Mastertouch piano roll boxes 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 September 2021, <https://ma.as/365538>

Wikipedia

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