Digital Collection – advertisements & catalogs

The images in JPG format can be right-clicked and saved for your own use. Some are JPGs (screenshots, essentially) of PDFs I’ve found. In each relevant case, I’ve also included a link so you can download the PDF file. Entries organized by manufacturer and date added to Mimeograph Revival. If you’re looking for a particular brand, you can search (CTRL-F or CMD-F) for the name to quickly determine if it’s here.

Everything is in date-order so that you can tell at a glance if something has been added for a particular brand since you last visited.

A. B. Dick

10/22/22

More scans generously provided by Kevin B.

A.B. Dick Model 210 Fluid Duplicator specifications (1981).

A. B. Dick 212 Fluid Duplicator specifications

A.B. Dick 210 and 215 (fluid duplicators) sales brochure

A. B. Dick Model 217 Fluid Duplicator sales brochure (1969)

A. B. Dick Model 220 Fluid Duplicator advertisement

A.B. Dick Models 210 to 227 (fluid duplicators) sales brochure (1976)

I’m not sure where I found this one. A.B. Dick Model 77 Mimeograph advertisement (check out that price!)

08/16/22

The following documents were generously scanned and provided by Kevin B.:

A.B. Dick Model 227 Fluid Duplicator catalog from 1959:

And, for the same model from 1964. I particularly like the poster that so intrigues the man in the background with its list of all types of copies. I couldn’t figure out what was behind the model’s hand (“counted copies”), but luckily the list is provided later in the catalog:

BIG COPIES
SMALL COPIES
FAST COPIES
500 COPIES
COLOR COPIES
INEXPENSIVE COPIES
SINGLE COPIES
COPIES BY ANYONE
AUTOMATIC COPIES
COUNTED COPIES
QUANTITIES OF COPIES
COPIES ALL DAY LONG
COPIES AT INTERVALS
SYSTEMS COPIES

Also, be sure to check out the last page for the retro-vibe example of the machine’s capability.

And, a companion piece to the above, A. B. Dick’s combined mimeo/spirit “supplies selector” catalog, with a fabulous run-down of many of the A.B. Dick stencil-making tools that are sometimes still to be found on ebay. It even lists one version of the Fundamentals of Mimeographing book co-authored by Russell N. Cansler that’s available in the library:

This 1959 advertising brochure for the A.B. Dick Model 455 Mimeograph opens with what has become my favorite mimeograph image – it just says so much:

The next two 1981 brochures for the Models 560 and 565 are much more… down to earth and utilitarian. These machines’ selling points were the option for motorized operation, the widescreen format for full-page printing, and the ink that dried so quickly that slip sheets weren’t needed:

05/11/2021

Images generously donated by Curtis Scaglione.

05/03/2021

A. B. Dick paid royalties to Thomas Edison for their use of his name (and some aspects of the technologies he invented). Images generously donated by Curtis Scaglione.

05/11/2021

Copy-Rite

See the library’s manuals section for a collection of Copy-Rite fluid duplicator documents, including catalog (they were scanned together).

10/22/22

Copy-Rite Pathfinder advertisement

Copy-Rite price list (1959) and two pieces of miscellaneous correspondence (1964).

Ditto

10/22/22

Several Ditto documents courtesy of Kevin B.

Ditto Model D15 advertisement

Ditto D31 and Automaster Thermal Unit brochure

Ditto D70 (fluid duplicator) brochure

Ditto Systems Duplicator brochure

07/05/2022

This catalog presents an array of Ditto products. Document courtesy of Kevin B.

Edison

Edison’s Electric Pen No. 1 – held by Greenfield Village (a living-history exhibit affiliated with the Henry Ford Museum).

The most definitive online guide to Edison’s electric pen – from development to sample documents to a parts list, and even including a list of all known extant pens can be found on Bill Burns’ site “Edison’s electric pen.” Very much worth a visit.

Ellams

10/22/22

Speed-Rite Stencil Duplicator ad

Geha

Gestetner

10/22/22

Gestetner 360 and Electric Scanner brochure

07/05/2022

Kevin B. has provided scanned copies of a number of brochures and flyers, including these two Gestetner documents.

12/06/2021

Below are scanned copies of several Gestetner advertising brochures – unfortunately the first is water-damaged, but it’s still worth viewing.

Heyer

10/26/22

A few Heyer ads courtesy of Kevin B. First, the Heyer “Conqueror Mark VI” Model 76 and Model 70 (description only) from the 1990s (I’m shocked they were still being made – too bad there aren’t more of them in the wild, though perhaps that price tag indicates why):

The precursor to the above machines, this from 1976.

And lastly for today, an advertisement for Heyer’s Gelatin Duplicators:

05/03/2021

The following pages are from the PDF version of the catalog provided below for the Heyer Conqueror line as well as Heyer Lettergraphs and Gelatin Duplicators. The PDF also includes a marketing letter sent in 1964.

Multistamp

Polyprint

05/11/2021 Image generously donated by Curtis Scaglione.

Master

1972 Master catalog of mimeo supplies, includes stencils, stationery and postcard blanks, and lettering guides.

Rex-O-Graph

05/24/2021

Catalog of Rex-O-Graph spirit duplicators, includes sample “dittos.” No date. File generously donated by Theodore Munk.

Rex Rotary

10/26/22

Kevin B. provided these advertisements for the Rex Rotary D280 and M4 models:

Roneo

10/26/22

This 1950s Roneo advertising postcard, ad for the Roneo Vickers from 1979, and the brochure for the Roneo Alcatel L-440 Stencil Duplicator ad provided courtesy of Kevin B.

Sears

Budget mimeograph for only $59.95! Pages from this Sears catalog provided by Kevin B.

Speed-O-Print

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