Print Shops

I’ve been to several antique power and threshing shows this summer.  Most of them have other vocations that were in use at the time of the steam engines and antique tractors such as lumber mills, blacksmith shops and printing shops.

It was at the Scott Carver Threshing show in Jordan I ran into a gentleman that used to be a type setter at the Minneapolis Star which was the afternoon paper published in Minneapolis.  The morning edition was the Tribune.   In 1982 the two papers merged into on daily edition that was out in the morning.  Much more history here if you are interested.

Former typesetter at Minneapolis Star talks about typesetting and gives demonstration.

Former typesetter at Minneapolis Star talks about typesetting and gives demonstration.

Former typesetter at Minneapolis Star talks about typesetting and gives demonstration.

Former typesetter at Minneapolis Star talks about typesetting and gives demonstration.

Former typesetter at Minneapolis Star talks about typesetting and gives demonstration.

Former typesetter at Minneapolis Star talks about typesetting and gives demonstration.

At the Pioneer Power Show in Le Sueur they also had a print shop

Print Shop at Pioneer Power

Print Shop at Pioneer Power

Typesetting Cabinet

Typesetting Cabinets

Linotype typesetting machine

Linotype typesetting machine

Griz Grumply, Editor in Chief

Griz Grumply, Editor in Chief

Griz Grumply, Editor in Chief

Griz Grumply, Editor in Chief

About Griz Grumply

About Griz Grumply

The Butterfield Threshing Bee also has a print shop where you can get your name printed along with the logo of the Butterfield Thresher’s Association (BTA).

Working the typesetting machine

Working the typesetting machine

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2 Responses to Print Shops

  1. I need to visit one of these print shops. Love these. When I worked at The Gaylord Hub, an old Linotype machine was still being used for items such as farm auction bills.

  2. ryanware says:

    My hometown had a Linotype machine well into the 80’s. Not sure how much later than that. Eventually the paper was done on a computer and sent to the press that way. The press was no longer in my home town, though. It was printed and shipped in. Quite often when I’m out in a small town on my travels, I will pick up the local news paper if I see it.

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