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Penrith Museum of Printing, Sydney

April 27, 2011

In 2001, the Penrith Museum of Printing was established in Sydney by founder Alan Connell who wanted to create a ‘working museum of printing machinery and equipment’.

Many of the 23 pieces of working machinery on display (some of which are over 100 years of old), started their life at the Nepan Times Newspaper in Penrith and regular tours focus learning about the printed word and the art of letterpress printing. There’s a Model 8 Linotype Press, Vandercook Proof Press, Flatbed Wharfdale Printing Press and a Chandler & Price Platen amongst others…

Visit the website and check out their links page, which has loads of interesting international print related museumy-good stuff…

Many thanks to fellow wallpaper designer and letterpress lover, Aimee for letting me know about this great little gem in the western suburbs of Sydney. I’ll be making a visit next time I’m in the harbour city…

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