To prevent the art of running a newspaper or print shop from years past from
being lost forever the Midwest Old Threshers is in the process of setting up a
Printer's Hall in exhibit hall B. Go to the bottom of the page for more
information on the project.
Printers Hall Area
old print shop North Village
Steam Roller Printing
New for 2017 was a demonstration of steam roller printing. Printing was never traditionly
done like this. Many hours were spent carving the pictures used in this demonstration. Stop in at the
Printers Hall for the times next year.
Miehle Printing Press
Miehle "Pony" flatbed press
Wesel Proof Press
Old Style Gordon
Three-Beam Pen Ruling Machine
The main exhibit will be gas or steam powered
equipment from the 1920's. It will also cover printers
from the 1800's right on up to the present.
There are still people experienced in operating this
equipment. They will be able to pass these skills on to
younger generations so the art will not be lost.
If you are interested in supporting this project with
financial gifts or donations of printing equipment please
contact Midwest Old Threshers.
Midwest Old Threshers
405 East Threshers Road
Mt. Pleasent, Iowa 52641
or visit the Old Threshers web site at:www.oldthreshers.org
John C. Deason
C. H. Wendel