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.