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Old treasures at the Museum of Printing

Highlights of the museum’s collection

1870 Adams handpress appeared on PBS in the documentary “Rebel.” Museum president Frank Romano played the printer.

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1896 Whitlock printed the last letterpress newspaper in New England (The Millbury Journal).

1888 Hoe rotary press printed the Hingham Gazette for 80 years from metal type.

1950 Tntertype Fotosetter was the first phototypesetting machine in the world.

SOURCE: Museum of Printing

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