Thursday, May 26, 2011

More Vintage Office Equipment


From the back of the card:

Check these features and compare: Automatic Inking, 3 minute color change, No drum, no ink pad, Prints post card to legal size, 3-way copy adjustment, Printing area 8 x 14, Automatic cutoff counter, No make-ready or clean up, Printing press quality. The BDC Rex Rotary M4 is always clean, can never leak or cake. Full One Year Guarantee. Electric automatic inking - $345, Hand automatic inking - $250, Hand manual inking $210. Lucas Bros. Inc. Ask for a free demonstration in your own office.

Can you smell the purple ink?

16 comments:

viridian said...

I remember the smell of mimeograph ink! I wonder if they will discover that it was carcinogenic. Oh Well.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Sometimes you forget how much times have changed - until you see soething like this.

Beth Niquette said...

I think I might want one!!!!

Happy PFF!

Aimee said...

Oh, how funny! My kids wouldn't even know what that was. My daughter is absolutely amazed whenever she runs across a pay phone!! :)

Joy said...

I think I'll go for the automatic inking version, I have a feeling the manual was very messy.

Snap said...

Oh, wow! What memories ... I can smell the ink and *hear* the clunk, clunk, clunk!!!!! Happy PFF!

MuseSwings said...

Oh you've brought back memories. I was hooked on the smell of a good mimeograph! I love the office machine theme. I remember the first FAX machine at Michigan Bell. It was about the size of a muphy bed and it took about a month for the FAX to print out. We'd all sit around scratching our heads wondering how that all worked. Remined me of Tonto looking at the heep big flying bird in the sky.

Heather said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

larry goodell said...

I used this Rex-Rotary machine to publish about 20 poetry magazines, actually small booklets, and the ink wasn't purple . . . purple ink was used in ditto machines. It was a kitchen table operation but I created a press with this great machine -- Duende Press . . . 1963 & on . . . thanks for this postcard! I'd love to get one, any ideas?

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Kathleen said...

I just found one of these machines up in the attic of our school! I might have to spruce it up so it looks like the one in the postcard!

Jason Murphy said...

Looks classic but modern in function just like Paper Shredder. How much is this?

ale calonge said...

I have one. A new M4 in my house. I inherited it from my father. Its absolutely new. Its in it original package with their its owner manuals.

Ralph Johnson said...

I wonder how this photocopier machine works.
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David Curtis said...

I just found one of these in my parents garage. It had been used by my father when we was a Baptist Minister in the early seventies. I am trying to get some background info on as to when it was made. Any one have any info on that.