James Miller


Monday, October 22, 2007

Original Heidelbergs


Whilst at Studlands Printing Company, I took the chance to take photographs of Peter's three Original Heidelbergs. There can't be many places in the UK, where this number of machines are still working together. The average age of the machines is well past forty, which would be younger than the ones I worked on at my father's works in Wood Green. One of his dated to the 1930s.

Original Heidelberg

Two Original Heidelbergs

The last picture shows how the platten mechanism works and how paper is fed to the machine. The paper is lifted by suction and handed to one of the arms on the characteristic windmill, which then holds it for printing and then stacks it in the output tray.

Original Heidelberg - Platten

Those were the days spent on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays devilling away at Station Road in Wood Green.


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