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The mezzanine floor of the museum had an exhibition of model printing presses created by Américo da Silveira, a master typographer.  The collection consisted of about 150 pieces, ranging in size from those shown here (and smaller) to a model of a large newspaper press about a metre long.  The introduction to the exhibition noted that: "Esta colecção é o resultado de uma vida, de conhecimento, paciência, rigor e arte". (This collection is the result of a life, of knowledge, patience, rigour and art.) - which seems to sum it up!

 

 

Miniatures

 

The mezzanine floor of the museum had an exhibition of model printing presses created by Américo da Silveira, a master typographer.  The collection consisted of about 150 pieces, ranging in size from those shown here (and smaller) to a model of a large newspaper press about a metre long.  The introduction to the exhibition noted that: "Esta colecção é o resultado de uma vida, de conhecimento, paciência, rigor e arte". (This collection is the result of a life, of knowledge, patience, rigour and art.) - which seems to sum it up!

 

 

comments (10)

Those are great, aren't they!
Tom Wilson: Amazingly accurate scale models!
Jolie collection de miniatures, j'aime beaucoup.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Sep 2016, 05:51
That is some craftsmanship, Tom!
Tom Wilson: He certainly knew what he was about!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 6 Sep 2016, 05:59
What a sense of achievement Americo must have felt
Tom Wilson: It's an amazing collection.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Sep 2016, 06:29
These are very clever Tom. No doubt he dreams of printing presses every night..
Tom Wilson: I would imagine so, Chris.
Model printing presses Tom, who'd a thought it. Not I for one.
Tom Wilson: I guess he was a REAL enthusiast for his job!
So very nicely presented Tom!
Tom Wilson: They are indeed - it is an absolutely unique collection.
I have always admired the skill of model makers
Tom Wilson: The only model aircraft I ever built was blown away in the garden and savaged by our dog smile
Very good models aren't they.
Tom Wilson: Excellent stuff!
At one time these were state of the art... smile

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