The Glory Days of Letterpress.

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The picture above is of a small shop and the owner in Newport, United States.
The wondrous days of letterpress magic and it worked. Inky, greasy, frustrating hot metal I loved it. We all did.
When you walked through the door you knew you were home.
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Above: One of my absolute pet hates was your leading hand, clicker or foreman hanging over your shoulder giving you absolutely annoying and crappy advice.
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Above: And finally, the Toowoomba Chronicle, Aussie east coast provincial newspaper, in the late 1880s.
Note that the lads always had their photos taken dressed up looking like Toffs.

About Derwombat

My name is Rod Parham, Hot Metal Compositor. I was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1947. Single with two children and a grandson. I Love History, Movies and Words.