When we get to cooler weather here, I'll go upstairs in the storehouse
(extremely hot up there in the summer), and I'll bet in one of the filing
cabinets up there are the original purchase invoices of the presses we
have... If I can find them, it will be a place to start, anyway <grin>.
> [Original Message]
> From: nagraph1 <nagraph@...>
> To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
> Date: 8/1/2007 9:23:04 PM
> Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Miehle V-36
> Lance--what we are missing is a Miehle serial number list. We could
> start one with known serial numbers and the date they shipped. I
> found reference to a serial number like 15,000 in an Inland Printer
> from about 1952 as Miehle sent out a press release. I should have
> noted the numbers on the machines being put together when I toured
> the Miehle plant in 1962, but that wasn't in my list of things to do
> back then. I'm sure that there are Miehles out there with original
> paper work, or manuals with the numbers and dates written in that
> could give us a clue. The bulk of production was post war up until
> the late 50s. I think with the X model, introduced because of the
> check printers, that there was another surge of production. MICR
> imprinting started in the early 1960s and the Miehle Vertical was
> the press of choice and several hundreds of them went to Deluxe,
> Harland, etc., and each of those companies had multiple plants
> around the country.
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Lance Williams"
> <lwwill7999@...> wrote:
> > Hey Fritz,
> > You made me go check our serial numbers to see where we stood
> > line. All our presses are pre-War V-50's. Serial numbers 11694,
> > 11748, 12117 and 12318, respectively. All the presses were bought
> > new directly from Miehle.
> > We also have one post-war V-50 we picked up from the NYS
> > for the Deaf in Rome back in the early 80's when they sold off all
> > their letterpress equipment (We got the V-50 and an Intertype for
> > $500).
> > - Lance Williams
> > Williams Stationery Co.
> > Camden, New York
> > APA #785
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