The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 17, 1991 — The Chron­i­cle has do­nated some com­po­nents of its old Du­plex Uni­tubu­lar rotary press to the Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum in Bu­l­awayo.

Zim­pa­pers Bu­l­awayo branch gen­eral man­ager, Mr Ewart Arm­strong, said the com­pany had do­nated two units of the Du­plex Uni­tubu­lar print­ing ma­chine to the mu­seum.

One of the ma­chines was for colour print­ing and the other was mono.

Also do­nated to the mu­seum were a folder, cast­ing box, an In­ter­type ma­chine and eight print­ing plates, he said.

The act­ing re­gional di­rec­tor of the Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum, Dr Don­ald Broadley, said the mu­seum was ap­peal­ing for as­sis­tance in cash and kind to en­able it to move the ma­chines and mount them in front of the mu­seum.

He said the mu­seum in­tended to mount the print­ing units on a re­in­forced con­crete slab mea­sur­ing eight me­tres long, three me­tres wide and about 33 cen­time­tres thick for which a large con­crete mixer, ce­ment and other ma­te­ri­als were needed.

Also re­quired will be a crane to take the ma­chines out of the Chron­i­cle build­ing into a truck af­ter which the ma­chines will be steam cleaned to re­move oil.

When mounted, the ma­chines will be coated with a spe­cial sub­stance to pro­tect them from the weather.

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