The Wizard and the Windmill

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Brian invited us to the print shop where he works nearly all of the back room magic including the printing and machine maintenance. We loved the chance to peek behind the scenes and get a glimpse at how the printing presses work. A favorite of his is the Old Heidelburg, which he refers to as The Windmill. It’s definitely a vintage machine. The copyright on the manual is more than a hundred years old! He ran it for us. A certain mechanical engineer was most fascinated!

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  1. Brian

    Glad you enjoyed it. Here’s a video of one in use, with close-ups and in slow motion, to see all the details of what’s happening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1oNO4Mwg94
    I’ll need to hunt down an actual build date on ours.

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  2. Steve & Karen

    Excellent. Looking forward to seeing it when we have more robust Internet access!

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