1950 printing presses used in kerala


HAND CRANKED NEWS PAPER PRESS ;similar to one , used by

 'BHARATI' NEWS PAPER; [malayalam language] ;published from TRIVANDRUM CITY;  in 1950

 2 men used to crank the machine till they got exhausted ;then another 2 men used to take over the hand cranking of the machine It used to make a lot of clanging noise like a steam railway train;in 1950 'Bharati' was the only evening news paper in Trivandrum city .possibly the first eveninger of Trivandum and kerala .But the question the man on the street were asking was , what news can happen, in a 'one horse town' [onam keraa moola]called Trivandrum city  which they had not read in the morning news paper?[in 1950s].so the paper stopped publishing after a short period





 same type printing press was used by Trivandrum's first eveninger 'BHARATI' in 1950 difference is ;this one is electric; while the one used at:- 'BHARATI'S WAS HAND CRANKED ,AND VINTAGE TYPE ; IT COULD BE USED IN PLACES WITHOUT ELECTRICITY,AND PLACES WITH CHEAP LABOUR  AS IN 1950 ; 12 HOUR CRANKING OF MACHINE ; GOT THE LABOURER JUST 8 ANNAS(HALF RUPEE)......{.1 $  NOW IS 47 RUPEESABOUT}




THIS NEWS PAPER PRESS OF UK;CIRCA 1930; USED SAME TECHNOLOGY AS HAND CRANKED PRESS; BUT HERE IT IS RUN BY  ELECTRIC MOTOR; AND SO ,MUCH FASTER .