Addressing Machine [Class 500]

Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation, Manufacturer

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Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation, Manufacturer
Addressing machine, Addressograph Class 500, consisting of a solid cast iron base standing firmly on 4 short legs. On top is a flat deck and a carbon ribbon running from one left to right. The ribbon tension and roll can be controlled by 2 black circular knobs on the front which rotate in both directions. There is a hinged arrangement on top which enables the operator to grip the round knob on top and bring the press down hard on the metal frame which rests on top of the carbon ribbon. The plain sheet of paper to be printed on is then slipped in under the carbon to convey the impression of the stencilled frame onto it. Also included are a box of frames with names and addresses of individual persons. Box is cardboard while the frames are aluminium. The names and addresses are embossed in reverse on the frames so that they come up straight and legible after the printing. A round tin of International Addressograph Ribbon made in New Zealand for AM International Limited. The ribbon is roll
Processed Material/Metal/Iron/Cast Iron
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Bakelite
Processed Material/Paper/Cardboard
Processed Material/Metal/Aluminium
Processed Material/Metal/Tin
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Metal/Aluminium
Signature/Marks and Type
Class 500 / Addressograph / Regd. / Addressing Machine Made in Gt. Britain / Addressograph-Multigraph Limited / Hemel Hemstead, Herts. Maker's Plate
Made in Great Britain / A certified product of Addressograph-Multigraph Limited / Addressograph / Regd. / Pivoloktab Patented Frames / The word "Addressograph" and AM are registered trade marks of / Addressograph-Multigraph Limited Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Herts Printed
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Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation. Addressing Machine [Class 500], 2006.127. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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