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Advert for the Eclipse Duplicating Machine

Advert for the Eclipse Duplicating Machine

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1889

Shelfmark: Evan.6076

Item number: 6076

Genre: Leaflet

At the start of the 19th century printing was carried out in small workshops using heavy wooden hand presses that had changed very little in the previous 300 years. During the Victorian period printing became mechanised. Machines such as the Wharfedale Cylinder Press, introduced in the 1850s, increased production rates. Technical developments meant that images were clearer than ever before. Machines like the Eclipse Copying Machine were popular because they could reproduce music as well as handwriting.

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