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The Press

szsea060 This is the press. It's a Heidelberg Tiegel, commonly (and usually affectionally) called a Windmill. This press was made in the early 1970's and adheres to the original design from the early 1900's. I suppose Tiegel was too hard for Americans to say (rhymes with beagle) and the colloquial name does aptly describe the appearance of the paper handling arms as they whirl around like (duh) an actual windmill. The Windmill mechanism is dangerous. Just ask my right wrist. Apparently, Heidelberg fitted out special trucks with these presses mounted on the beds and drove them around to potential clients, demonstrating their capabilities up close and personal. Without qualification, I luff this machine.

August 15, 2009 by admin
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