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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

Consecutive Numbering Apparatus.—

Consecutive Numbering Apparatus.—

Messrs Schelter and Giesecke, of Leipzig, send us blocks illustrating the most recent form of numbering-machine, the special feature of which is, worked on an ordinary press, either alone, or with ordinary type-matter. The apparatus is adapted only to consecutive numbering, the figure changing automatically with each impression. It is one of the cheapest machines in the market, but at least three would be required in a job-office. The cut at the head of this paragraph shows three of the machines arranged for a triplicate job, and locked up ready for working. The apparatus is an American invention, and is known in the United States as the « Wetter. » Of its practical value we are not able to speak from personal knowledge; but we certainly like the idea. The American manufacturer says: « Be careful and do not lock too tightly; always try the plunger before commencing, and see that the wheels move freely; keep the machine clean by the free use of benzine; and no difficulty will be experienced. » The machine is fitted either with large figures (Style D) or small (Style B), as shown above.