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Chris: Life as it used to be Martine. Now all this is done on computer..
i like it that they are well prepared with aprons and gloves. they also seem to be familiar with the machinery, Chris.
Chris: This used to be a serious professional trade Ayush..
I love old timey print shops! Great photo of the men at work!
Chris: And they really were working too in this museum in Sussex where lots of old things are recreated..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Oct 2019, 06:03
a reminder of the good old days!
Chris: Yes indeed Philine. Nowadays my computer and printer would easily produce whatever these skilled men are working to achieve..
These old geezers are as dedicated to their craft, Chris, as those playing with trains! smile
Chris: I suspect from having talked to them that they've been in this trade all their lives Ginnie
Un métier qui se perd au profit de la robotisation ..
Chris: Yes that is very true Claudine. But these men are keeping the skills alive..
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2019, 06:47
From the days when printers had to mind p's and q's. No protective gloves in those days. though. I can recall seeing the print room of our local newspaper; all lead type even in the 1970s.
Chris: It sounds as if you are very old. You'll be telling me you remember black & white telly next!
  • Astrid
  • Hollandshire.....
  • 4 Oct 2019, 06:51
This is what I love, Chris. My grandfather was a bookbinder by hand and my bother is a bookprinter. And the moment I saw this picture, I recognized the Heidelberg printing machine. A work horse and amazing techniques.
A YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK8fxBya550
Great picture of those geezers keeping it alive....
Chris: Yes they are keep the process going to show us what the olden day trades looked like Astrid..
When I was but a lad a palof mine's dad had a small printing press in his shed. Iloved the boxes of type
Chris: And now it's all gone, like just about everything else from the steam age..
What a collection of what awas essential equipment, how things have changed
Chris: When I look at a scene such as this one it brings it all home how time has moved on..
Skills that have virtually disappeared.
Chris: Only these old blokes are keeping it all going now Tom..
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2019, 14:57
It looks a fascinating place, it must have been lovely to see them at work.
Chris: Yes it was Anne, there was plenty more going on too at this museum

It's so interestingI I toured the workings of The Toronto Star with my uncle when I was a child and still remember the smells and sounds.
Chris: Sounds like a real adventure you had then Mary
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 4 Oct 2019, 17:33
Fascinating stuff ..great bit of nostalgia....
Chris: Yes it certainly takes me back..
Very interesting.....they do look industrious, Chris smile
Chris: Although in a museum they are actually doing the real process Martin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Oct 2019, 21:54
Messy business!

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