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1930s A. B. Dick mimeograph needs a good home

  • 08 Jun 2015 9:40 AM
    Message # 3379080
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    My brother has guarded for many years the c 1930-ish A. B. Dick Company mimeograph machine that our father used.  He was the minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas from the late 1940s until his death in 1967.

    Both my brother and I remember him typing up various stencils on his typewriter, particularly for the Sunday church bulletin, then attaching them to the mimeograph, adding ink, and allowing us in our turn on Saturday afternoon/evenings to crank the machine and print off 150 bulletins, newsletters, sunday school lessons, Christmas programs and so on each year.

    I have several pictures my brother sent to me of the mimeograph machine (he is holding the unit right now) and a link to a web site that describes the "new" 1930 improved mimeograph in a copy of a period article.

    My brother is preparing to move out of state the end of June (he lives near Benton, I live near Russellville).  He has decided he cannot take the mimeograph with him, but we both want it to go to be cared for and used if possible.  It is free to any museum that can use it, it would be good in a period setting of a small printing business, church, etc. for pre-WWII and on up to the 1970s.  If stencils and ink can be found, I believe it will still function. I can send you the information upon request.  We can make arrangements to hand it off, but need a decision right away since my brother leaves Arkansas the end of June.  Please contact me via e-mail or call 479-264-9499 and we can talk.

     

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