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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Print Shop

Constructed on-site: 1955

 
 
Print Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Print Shop Marker
Inscription.

Constructed from historic timbers, the Print Shop exhibits a range of printing equipment that might have been found in an early 20th-century small-town print shop, from an 1820s handpress to a 1950 high-speed Heidelberg press. Late 19th-century newspaper and job presses, large collections of wood and metal type, and a revolutionary Linotype typesetting machine from the 1920s illustrate the changes and evolution of printing technology.

Support from Benjamin Battles Lane (1897-1987), president and general manager of Lane Press in Burlington, Vermont, was instrumental in establishing the shop as a demonstration site.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.692′ N, 73° 13.841′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weaving Shop (a few steps from this marker); Shaker Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Danby Water Fountain, Before 1911 (within shouting distance of this

Print Shop and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Print Shop and Marker
marker); Horseshoe Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Horseshoe Barn Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Ron Stowell (within shouting distance of this marker); Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Smokehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The history of print from 1800 to 1849. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The history of print from 1850 to 1899. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The history of print from 1900 to 1949. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 19th-Century Printing at Old Sturbridge Village. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Print Shop - 1820s Hand Press image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
3. Print Shop - 1820s Hand Press
Print Shop - 1950 Heidelberg Press image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
4. Print Shop - 1950 Heidelberg Press
Print Shop - Merganthaler Linotype Press image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
5. Print Shop - Merganthaler Linotype Press
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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