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Henty Printing Museum

 

The printery was first established in Henty in 1906. The heavy equipment was brought from the old Border Post in Albury & transported by bullock team to Henty.

It was housed in a galvanized iron shed in Keightley Sreet then later in a purpose built  brick building in 78 Ivor Street. In 1917 it was transferred into a weatherboard building in Lyne Street. A fire in 1918 in the premises next door damaged some of the equipment but in 1933 a disatrous fire completely destroyed the entire building, stock & records.
 
One year later they built this brick building which still stands proud to this day.
After a succession of various owners, Mr P.W. Smart, T.M. Shakespeare, G.F. Hopkins, Frank Hartley, C.S. Young, Lyne P Young, G.G. & M.E Hornby, T.G. Moore and L & I Kable and in January 1981 it was sold to J.A. Bradly & Son's of Temora who then printed the Observer at Cootamundra  as this type of printing was made redundant with the advent of the computer, the building was retained as an office until sold to Les & Mary Dale in 2008 to set up as a printing museum.
 
Through the kind generosity of Merv & Barbara Death we have inherited a range of antique printing equipment and we can now offer a uniques range of historical equipment, some of the items in the museum include two Linotype machines. Several Platen machines, a royal 1907 Wharfedale printing press, a Miehle automatic printing press, Perforation machine, an early hand operated guillotine and many cabinets of draws containing a variety of sizes of metal type fonts, including each letter of the alphabet & numbers.
 
Other items of interest include, historical typewriters, Gestetner printers, Fiche machines, Apple 2C computer, plus many items of historical interest.
 
Inspection by appointment, call Les & Mary Dale, Dales IGA Supermarket, Sladen Street Henty 2658, Ph: 02 6929 3302 MOB: 0458 293 302
 
(Our museums are free to see but donations are welcome to help up preserve the past)