I haven't yet located a mimeograph that would have been in use in the 60s and 70s (my school days) but I was recently given this much more valuable and older mimeograph machine.
HELLO - If your school or church has an old mimeograph machine around, particularly if it's working order, please contact me (via SpellingCity.com) since it would really help round our collection.
The mimeograph machine that I have is from just after the turn of the century. It is labelled:
The machines that were used in the 1960s into the 80 were by the Standard Rocket company.
Here for instance is a manual version of the machines that I remember in the schools
a 1961 Standard Rocket mimeograph machine with a few dozen Copy-rite Spirit Master Units and two standard wicks (I'm not entirely sure what they are). The machine is hand cranked and appears to be in working order.
About the smell. Yes, the smell of the freshly printed mimeographs is of course the most important thing. Does anyone know what gave them that fantastic smell and how I could reproduce it?
This blog highlights vintage educational technology which have been collected in the VocabularySpellingCity office such as My Victrola, school desks, Golden Books, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, and film strips .
Take a peek at the cutting edge technology of yesteryear.