Victoria Automatic Platen Press

Manufacturer: Rockstroh-Werke AG, Heidenau, Germany

Y.O.M: ca 1932

Serial No.: 20421

Size: 12" x 18"

Restored: 2020

The Victoria platen employs the Gally Principle, invented by Merritt Gally, a preacher-cum-Inventor from New York. It is referred to as a parallel impression machine because the platen moves in a parallel arc to the vertical bed. A gooseneck cam is used to orchestrate the opening and closing of the platen. The parallel impression design remains popular, especially for embossing and die-cutting. Our Victoria still has the swing feeder intact which is rather rare in recent time, as most of those feeders were removed to facilitate easier hand-feeding operation.

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