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Started by Dave Hughes, March 30, 2008, 07:25:18 PM

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Dave Hughes

George Finn sent in this photograph:

I'll let George tell the rest of the story:

QuoteI visited the Historical Village, where I am working at the Print Museum. Ken the curator handed me a matrix (photo attached) and asked me if I knew the make of machine to which belonged. I had to admit that I didn't, but I assured him I would soon have an answer.

George's credibility at the museum seems to be hanging on this one!

Anyone know what it is?
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Jeff Zilles [jeffo]

Wish all the questions were this easy !!

Nebitype - Spaghetti Display Caster.  Generally post WWII - I think.  Good Machine - 42 em slug - marketed in Oz by Carmichaels who had the Linotype franchise at the time - in Victoria anyway. Can't be sure about interstate.

How do I know??  There's one in the 'Cave'.



QuoteWish all the questions were this easy !!]

Thank you Jeffo. I think I might have been got at. Earlier Ken had asked if I knew what a Nebitype was. I said yes it was an Italian typesetting machine. Then later he handed me the mat. The rest is now history. I must admit I have never seen the machine, not even a photo. Ludlow has always been the chosen one in all the plants I've visited.
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast

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