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Started by Mechanic, April 07, 2012, 11:59:12 PM

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I found this photo of a Mergenthaler patent plate on "aNew Design" blogspot. It was taken at the LA Print Fair in 2010.

I have no idea what model machine it was on. The number at the top "160 S J", or is it "160 8 J", is no indication to me. posts the first shipping date of the model 1 as August 1, 1892 serial 579.
The plate lists patented dates from March 1874 to June 1894.
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast

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