By Deb Flomberg
The history of printing, books and the book arts can actually be a very interesting world to explore. With the huge advancements in technology throughout the years, it is fascinating to go back and look at the different ways through which people delivered important information throughout the years. The International Printing Museum in Carson, California is a great place to explore this interesting history, with a huge selection of exhibits all dedicated to telling the story of printing.
When you visit the International Printing Museum, you’ll be able to explore the Ernest A. Linder Collection of antique printing machinery. This huge collection is considered to be one of the most comprehensive in the world and showcases the complete history of different graphic arts equipment that has been used all over the world. You’ll be able to see the first iron printing press, built in 1800 in England by Lord Stanhope. Or check out the Albion press, also from London, used in the early 1800s as well. You can even see a linotype keyboard typewriter, sold in Buffalo New York and was most likely used by a small newspaper office.
In addition to the many different historic printing presses on display, you’ll also be able to see a huge collection of printing accessories like type punches from the 19th century, lithographic stones, newspaper composition sticks, antique bookbinding tools, case dusters and much more. There is just so much to explore in this huge collection, it is perfect for anyone that has an interest in graphic arts or the history of news and media.
Enjoy your trip to the International Printing Museum and arrive in style in your 2014 E350 Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll have plenty of room to bring along a few graphic arts-minded friends, and you’ll all enjoy the luxurious and elegant ride to your destination. The Sport Sedan is the perfect accompaniment to a fun-filled day perusing this fascinating museum.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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