The Museum of Printing is a terrific destination site North of Boston. There you can see many examples of printing machines.
Here are some types of printing machines on view at the museum:
Intaglio and Platen Presses, a Hoe Steam Driven Press, Linotype and Ludlow Typesetters, a Heidelberg Windmill Press and many other items relating to the history of printing including a collection of the first Apple computers and very early typewriters.
There are also art exhibits demonstrating different forms of printing.
The day trip to the Museum was organized by the Ticknor Society “a fellowship of book lovers” open to anyone interested in books and collecting.
We were fortunate to have Frank Romano, printing historian and founder of the Museum, as our tour guide.
Mr. Romano describes himself as the last of the forensic typographers – frequently called to identify forgeries and counterfeits.
In addition, he is asked to provide props for movies such as the upcoming Steven Spielberg film which he told us was a secret.
By-the-way, my origami project today was a realistic beetle.
What do you think of this first folding insect experiment? I’m going to try to fold more of these creatures in the future.