Reassembling the Wood printing press, 2001.

Hills, Jennie

Reassembling the Wood printing press, 2001.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Built by Henry Wood (1866-1939) in New York in 1934, this printing press formed one fifteenth of the printing capacity at Northcliffe House, home of the Daily Mail and Evening News from 1827 until 1987. It is 9m long, 5m wide, 9.3m high, and weighs over 140 tonnes. It was the first of Wood's ultra-modern all-steel presses, which he claimed were the fastest newspaper presses in the world. It was dismantled in 1999 and reassembled in 2001 at the Science Museum, Wroughton, Wiltshire.

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