1900s Cieszyn Gally Phoenix Printing Printing press typography

Printing machine, type Phoenix

The sound of the printing machine type Phoenix representing the Gally system in operation. It was manufactured by the Emil Kable company in Leipzig (Germany) at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. The sound of the machine was recorded in the Printing Museum in Cieszyn (Poland).
It is an impressing machine with manual paper feeding. The setting was placed in an immovable frame. The printer supplied the paper manually. It was automatically impressed to the setting, then the printer was manually taking the printed sheet out and providing a new one. The recorded machine was in operation in the Cieszyn Silesia region until the 1980s. Rollers which applied ink on the setting were removed from the machine.

Sound recordist: Monika Widzicka
Photographer: Piotr Leszczyński
Video recordist: Piotr Leszczyński


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Recorded on November 24, 2014
Printing Museum
Cieszyn, POLAND
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