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There are still GOLD
MINES out there !!!!!
Here are some photos of
a Graphotype related equipment that was just discovered in March of 2006 -
lost for over 30 years. We are currently working to try to keep this
equipment from going to the scrap yard.
This lot of
machines was purchased.
In March of 2006, Graphotype.net was contacted
by a real estate broker in Chicago, Il. The real estate broker
indicated that he had a building that was under contract and he needed to
sell the contents of the building.
Above and Below are photographs of the building contents.
Graphotype.net does not buy or sell equipment - so we contacted several of
our members and showed them what was being offered.
The problem was that the broker had the building
under contract and the closing was in less than one week from the date of
our initial contact.
One of our members made a
deal with the real estate broker and purchased a large lot of all the
Addressograph and Graphotype related items.
In June of 2006, 18,000
lbs. of material was moved into storage. Soon Graphotype.net member
www.dogtagsupply.com will have the
inventory sorted and posted for sale on their web site.
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Graphotype Machines stored for 30 years.
Most of these machines
were recovered and are now in storage awaiting a final disposition.
More Graphotype Machines - seeking a new home.
Graphotype Class 6300 debosser
Addressograph Graphotype 6341 debossing machine
Class 6300 Graphotype machine
Class 6400 embossing Graphotype machine
Class 6400 debossing Graphotype machine
Class 6400 Graphotype missing hard shell
Addressograph and Graphotype Spare Parts
Addressograph Plates - small sample
Addressograph Plate Cabinets
Sample board indicating Addressograph plates available
On the board above is a
sample of the plates that were produced at this facility. Most of
these plates were made of EPT material and made on hydraulic presses in
Graphotype and Addressograph spare parts
Addressograph Graphotype spare parts and supplies
Hydraulic Punch Press for making Addressograph plates and Dog Tags
The press weighed too much
to move and was lost to the scrap yard. This particular press was a 20
ton Rousselle OBI (Open Back Inclinable).
Raw coil material for making Addressograph plates
EPT - Electro Plated Tin for making plates
The EPT was too heavy to
move and was lost to the scrap yard. This material was new and had the
military specifications printed on the rolls, it was a shame to loose this
material but we could not locate a source of funding to help us move this
Coil "center" roller to feed punch press
The centering coil was
used to feed the EPT in to the punch press to make the plates and dog tags.
The centering reel went with the press to the scrap yard.
Raw material for dog tags
In the building there were
dozens of Addressograph machines - most of these machines were sent to the
scrap yard as they have little to no value in the current market and the
logistics of moving and storing them was beyond our capabilities.
More Addressograph machines
machines appeared complete and intact - unfortunately we had to pass them to
the scrap dealer.
Newer Addressograph machines
Internal view of an Addressograph machine
Brand new Addressograph plate storage cabinets
New cabinet for storing Addressograph plates
The new Addressograph
cabinets were sold on-site to walk up customers that wished to have them.
Many of the customers said they were going to use them to store things in
Addressograph plate imprinter
Graphotype Die and Punch sets
Close up of Graphotype Die and Punch sets (one of many)
Graphotype Machines Lost in Time
Addressograph Tape Punch
Addressograph Tape Punch Machine
Does anyone have information on these machines?
Graphotype Machines awaiting a new home.
Carriages for Graphotype Machines
Need Addressograph plates?
Graphotype class 6300
Graphotype class 6300
Graphotype class 6400
Addressograph Graphotype class 6300
Addressograph plate cabinet drawer
Dies for making Addressograph plates
Dies and punches used for
making the Addressograph plates and dog tags. These dies were used in
the hydraulic presses. We recovered many of the dies and they are
currently in storage but with limited funds, they will most likely end up in
the scrap yard before it is all over.
Graphotype ready to make Dog Tags
Graphotype 6400 missing covers
Sample plates made in house
Punch Press to make plates
NOS work lights
Jaws, Jaws, Jaws
And . . . more Jaws
Jaws and parts
Data Plates - Military
Punch Press for making plates
Shelves of supplies
Graphotype Machines stuffed in corner
It has been said that
there were dozens of manuals, documents, drawings, photos and other related
information about Addressograph and Graphotypes.
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