If I'm not mistaken, I think these photos are of Jim Horton's ruling
machine. The believe the one in the photo came from David Sanders and the
Sanders Engraving Co. in Chicago, but Jim owns several.
These machines were used to cut very fine lines (tints) in wood blocks. It
could cut parallel lines, concentric circles and wavy lines in a manner that
could not be duplicated by hand. Ruling machines were used primarily to
create line engravings of equipment, retail products etc. for newspaper ads
These ruling machines are part of Jim's collection and probably not for
sale. However, you might want to contact him at jimhorton@...
you would like to discuss them further. He's the authority. He's used them
in creating some of his wood engravings.
On 11/10/04 8:33 PM, "Gerald Lange" wrote:
> I think these photos were put up about a year ago. I searched the
> message archive and there was some activity relating to pen ruling
> machines from 12/112/12/03. I don't know off hand which member put it
> up as there is no name attached to the folder or the photo
> descriptions. As I recall though, it was not put up for sale but
> simply to show the machine.
>> I recently got a problem with yahoo fixed so that I can actually get
>> onto the PPLetterpress website. I was checking out the photos and I
>> came across some great pictures of a ruling machine. Can someone tell
>> me more about this machine. Is it for sale?
>> Thank you,
>> Leaders in yesterday's technology.
>> The Graphic Touch Letterpress & Binding Company
>> Salem, Ohio