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Started by Dave Hughes, July 17, 2011, 11:24:49 PM

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Posted on Flickr - this machine is apparently on display in a small museum at the San Francisco Chronicle.

It looks a little incomplete for a museum piece.

I presume the large empty bracket near the top held the metal feed mechanism.

Funny electrical connection boxes at the top of the machine, and the nameplate removed.

Quite a modern machine, judging by the quadding hydraulics, but the first elevator mechanism seems to be completely broken.

And what is the red cloth a the back supposed to be covering?

Maybe I'm being a bit nit-picky, but I think the lay-person needs to see a complete, normal-looking machine to get a proper picture!

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At a guess I'd say whoever moved the machine did not know what they were doing. The support for the reservoir for hydraquadder oil has been broken off. The left support for the slug galley is broken off.

The electric boxes on the top of the machine may have been down by the operator and used to call a machinist for help. The bracket at the top may have held the call light box.

The first elevator is OK the machine has been run forward slightly and the first elevator has started to descend. It is a model 33.

Maybe an old comp, operator or machinist from the San Francisco Chronicle can tell us more about the machine.

George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast

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