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Letterpress

From the Collection of Myrtleford and District Historical Society 29 Elgin Street Myrtleford Victoria

Description
An upright Electric Letterpress used in the newspaper industry until the 1980s, painted black with several key moving parts.
Size
Height: 1.3 m. Width: 1.0 m.
Object Registration
701
Keywords
letterpress.
Historical information
The letterpress was used to produce print jobs for the "Myrtleford Times" until its closure in 1984.
Significance
The equipment represents previous technologies in the print industry and reflects the impact of the transition through newspaper consolidations, which impact upon small circulation country newspapers.
Inscriptions & Markings
Inscription in metal facing: "VICBOLD"
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM