PRINTING MACHINES, PART I

Posted: June 11, 2014 in 17-85mm lens, Canon 60D, Details, Musee des Arts-et-Metiers, Museums, Paris, Photography, Wabi Sabi
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Details of Marinoni’s rotary letterpress printing machine. (1883)

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Plus…though I cannot correctly identify the proper name or purpose of the Centrifugal Frammis avec Wires et les Numbers Totally Random in my post from Monday, I will share that this next device sat on the top of it. Looks pretty darned electrical to me. And the whole thing was housed in the wing designated Mechaniques.

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Seriously? That’s still not enough information?

Sigh…

I give and I give and I give…

 

Comments
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Please ma’am may we have some more?

  2. andykidd says:

    I can stare at these and marvel at the skill in casting and machining. In real life I probably would have walked past. Also I marvel at the colour and depth of field and skill betrayed by the photographer. Still marvel at the Centrifugal Frammis avec Wires et les Numbers Totally Random machine / device and wonder what did it do?

    • Thank you, Andy. These machines were displayed as pieces of art, including their nearly-pristine cleanliness. You could not help but fall in love with them.
      Confession: I spent 2 1/2 hours in this museum, crouching, kneeling, repeatedly setting off alarms because I was leaning in too close. (Foot fault! Foot fault!) I did NOT go to the Louvre because I couldn’t stand the idea of jostling in a crowd just to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa.

  3. Karen Taylor says:

    Gyro Gearloose would be envious of Mr. Peabody. Magnificent machine!

  4. love reading this post, thanks!

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