Model of a Timson "Wun-up" offset litho press

1976 in Kettering

Model of a Timson "Wun-up" offset litho press, 1976, (built by the apprentices of Timsons).

This is a model of a Timson Wun-Up Mk 3 offset lithographic printing press. It was built in 1976 as an end of term project by first-year apprentices in the training centre of Timsons, the Kettering-based printing machine manufacturer. The Wun-Up press, so-called because it uses one printing plate and trade mark rules forbade the use of the word 'one', was a versatile and widely used press. It found many applications in the field of printing interleaved stationery and business forms. This 1:5 scale model was acquired by the Science Museum for display in the Printing gallery, which opened in 1978.


Printing & Writing
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overall: 14.9606 x 11.811 x 30.315 in.; 380 x 300 x 770 mm
printing press, litho and offset machine and model
Timsons Ltd.