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Started by Dave Hughes, October 05, 2011, 11:37:17 PM

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Dave Hughes

I love everything about this video. Superb "Dire Straits" sound track and well filmed.

Filmed in an Italian museum, some very unusual presses.

Also a fleeting glimpse of what seems to be quite an early British Linotype, with some quite modern-looking electronics to the side of the keyboard (strange   ::) )

For what it's worth, here's the machine translation of the Italian video description:

QuoteIn Fabriano opens new section of the Paper and Watermark Museum dedicated to the civilization of Scripture, ancient presses, pianocilindriche, plates, footpegs, Linotype, Monotype, lithography presses, lead characters and wood, and more at the Monumental Complex St. Benedict in Fabriano
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Issued on 16 September 1994   Paper and Watermark Museum, Fabriano                              (Italy)


"Graphic Communications Through the Ages" commemorates significant milestones in the history of communications technologies: the development of paper and character forms, typography design, and printing. The paintings were commissioned in 1966 by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation of Neenah, Wisconsin, who employed three internationally-known historical illustrators to produce the series: Robert A. Thom (1915-1979), Douglas M. Parrish (1922-2001), and George I. Parrish, Jr.(1930-1992).

Papermaking at Fabriano, 1276, 1966-1971 was painting number 5 in a series of 24


Pietro Miliani's paper mill in Fabriano in Italy in the mid-15th century. Fabriano in central Italy was the first European centre of paper-making, developed after 1296 CE. Miliani also introduced the watermark technique. The technology for pulping and pressing paper in this 15th century factory was not dissimilar to Chinese paper mills some 16 centuries earlier.

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