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Technology Ecomuseum

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Ecomusée des Techniques

Rue Verte, 1

6530 THUIN

+32 (0)71/84.48.56

Technique   Art   History


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A collection of typographic printing machines from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Type-sets made out of wood or lead. Machinery for typographic composition: linotype-intertype-monotype. A recreated workshop for the vat production of rag paper. A mallet crusher activated by a wheel from the beginning of the 14th century, reconstructed and operational. A binding and copper plate engraving workshop. A puppet theatre for the children is located upstairs. A secret printing works from the time of WW II has been reconstructed with original materials. All equipment is fully functional and is used during simulations and guided tours.