Melbourne Museum of Printing
Australia's working and teaching museum of typography and printing located at Footscray, Victoria. Specialising in retention of traditional printing, both the equipment and the knowledge.
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Enlarged Picture from the Museum's PICTORIAL 2001

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Monotype Typecasting machines. Awaiting installation at the Museumís temporary premises, early 2001.

We got them almost ready for action. It's quite a job, as they need singlephase power (metal pot heater), three phase power (drive motor), compressed air (to read the tape and control the motion), low pressure water (for cooling the mould) and drainage for the warm water. That's after they were lifted off their transport pallets.

But they never turned a wheel in this place, as plans went astray. So they stayed there. They were last used in March 1999 just before being moved from the original museum site.


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