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Collection of Unique Printing and Bookbinding Machines in the National Museum Library

The National Museum Library keeps a collection of printing and bookbinding machines in the Central Depositary of the National Museum in Terezín; these machines document the scope of book production in the past. The collection is housed in the Study Depositary; those seriously interested may visit it after making an appointment. However, most machines need restorative treatment. A patron who pays the costs associated with the repairs, among other things, will have his or her name permanently written on the plate with the machine specifications.

Binding Punching Machine

The machine was used in the bookbinding vocational school in Hostivař. After the closure of that school, the machine was donated to the collections of the National Museum. It was formerly used as an important tool in the bookbinding industry (perforation). The machine needs new surface treatment (coating) and a thorough cleaning.
Total cost: CZK 6 000.00

Ludlow Row Typesetting Machine — Production of Letters

This machine was used for casting the printing letters. The letters were then used for typing of the text before printing a book. The National Museum has obtained this unique machine from Mr and Mrs Krupka. There is no other machine of its kind, even in the National Technical Museum collections.
It is necessary to carry out a thorough restorative intervention (puttying, grinding, new paint) at the total cost of of CZK 20 000.00.

 
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Ludlow Row Typesetting Machine — Production of Letters

This machine was used for casting the printing letters. The letters were then used for typing of the text before printing a book. The National Museum has obtained this unique machine from Mr and Mrs Krupka. There is no other machine of its kind, even in the National Technical Museum collections. The item is in a very poor technical condition. It needs thorough sanding, puttying and a completely new surface.
Costs associated with the repairs of this printing machine will total CZK 30 000.00.

 
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Bookbinding Wire Tool (Stitcher)

This machine was used by bookbinders for binding the sheets in the spine with the use of wire staples.
The costs associated with cleaning the machine and a minor restorative intervention will be CZK 3 000.00.


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Wheeled Bookbinding Cutter

It was originally owned by Mr Řehoř of Žďár nad Sázavou, who participated in the distribution of Samizdat literature. The cutter was used for trimming book blocks in bookbinding. Restorative intervention will require the partial welding of the damaged top part of the cutter, new paint and a thorough cleaning.
Total cost: CZK 10 000.00

Manual Fast-pressing Machine with Articulated Mechanism from 1848

The absolutely unique historical pressing machine from 1848 was used to produce individual print sheets.
The machine will require the intervention of a restorer (welding, thorough cleaning) at a total cost of CZK 5 000.00.

Manual Fast-pressing Machine with Articulated Mechanism from 1872

The pressing machine was used by Mr Jaroslav Picka (1897-1957), an amateur printer, famous for high-quality art books - bibliophiles (a total of 300 book titles).
The machine needs a new handle and minor cleaning at a total cost of CZK 500.00.

 

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