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Line ’em Up

Line 'em Up


This old lining machine was used to print lines on paper;  each length of string carried ink which was transferred to paper.  The paper was run through in one direction for horizontal lines, then turned 90 degrees and run through again for vertical lines.  Used to print ledgers.

9 responses

  1. These photos are getting even better as they go along. I love the colours in that one.

    January 26, 2014 at 5:25 am

  2. Another well done document.

    January 26, 2014 at 6:22 am

  3. Printing was so labor intensive.

    January 26, 2014 at 6:24 am

  4. Julie

    Fascinating. I never would have guessed that was how a ledger paper was produced. Also interesting is the beauty of the woodwork and metalwork of the machine itself.

    January 26, 2014 at 6:34 am

  5. Fantastic shot!

    January 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

  6. Very cool. I had no idea. Love the warmth of this shot.

    January 26, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  7. You have to draw the line somewhere.

    January 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

  8. Tammy

    the gold tones really makes this an eye catcher!

    January 26, 2014 at 2:55 pm

  9. Incredible fine details.

    January 26, 2014 at 7:34 pm

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