[LMB] Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 05:33:30 BST 2021


Yep the good old days we did have the luxury of having a stencil cutter so
we didn't have to type directly on the stencil which got messy after a
while.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021, 10:32 PM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> From: Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
>
> Back in the eighties I had the job of writing a newsletter  and then make
> copies on a Gestetner mimeograph machine. The first time I used it I made
> every mistake in the book, first putting the stencil on backwards.....
>
> Gwynne: I remember the joys of using a gestetner. I went one better: I
> used a jelly pad. This was a tray with a gelatine-based layer set solidly
> in
> the bottom - I used to have the recipe for it. To use it, you used carbon
> paper
> to write or draw whatever you wanted and then lay the stencil over the
> jelly pad, let the ink sink in, and then pressed each page onto it, making
> a
> copy. It was fantastic for putting maps, pictures or graphs into the
> students'
> books - you could do a whole class before the ink sank too far and stopped
> printing, but you had to be quick on hot days. And it meant no need for
> scissors or paste. Bliss. Generally you could use it two or even three
> times
> a day. When the ink built up too much, you just tossed it and cooked
> another
> one. Ahhh the good old days.
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