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Lion Typewriter Supplies Co. Ltd

Lion menucator : no. 2 model.

Great Britain, between 1930 and [1950?]
Physical Description:
1 object : wood, metal, rubber ; box 27 x 31 x 12 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z49 .L55 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The YCBA copy bears serial number (stamped in blind): 28536
The box top bears the product name, printed in blue, gold, red, and black.
Portable duplicating device, apparently based on screen printing. The interior includes a hinged wooden framed silk screen and wooden backing plate which fasten together with a metal clasp. Present in the YCBA copy is a sheet of blotting paper and a page of text that appears to have been copied using the present device (the text, perhaps a sermon, discusses the concept of peace in Scriptures). One half of the box houses a rubber roller (18 cm wide) and a compartment for inking the roller -- accompanied by star-headed roulette wheel. The other half of the box houses additional supplies, including a "Lion Duplicator Pen" (14 cm) in original cardboard box, and two tubes of black ink (16 x 6 cm) manufactured by Ellams Duplicator Company Ltd. Watford. Each tube is in its original box, stamped: "Grade: S.R. Colour: black. Size: 3. For use on flat bed machines. All climates."
Subject Terms:
Copying machines.
Copying processes.
Screen process printing.
Printing ink.
Rollers (printing tools)
Pens (drawing and writing implements)
Ellams Duplicator Company Ltd.

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