Re Rouse Mitre machine, I owned the same machine a long time ago, and even then it was regarded as the Rolls Royce of machines (mitering etc), not only did it cut beautiful mitres because of the action of the precision ground cutter, but it could be click stopped in to perfect ems, to make the boxes for reply paid envelopes, to accomodate any standard size Monotype low quad, which by implication would now make perfect boxes at any given size. Plus as the cutting head could be pulled down and locked in any given depth, in relation to the strip material, it would perfectly strip down say, 6pt rule to 4pt and any given/required face to print, it was even possible to (for example) strip a section only in the centre, or better, take a piece of 12pt or 18pt full face rule and by judicious use, make that rule appear with greater than> or lesser than< arrows at each end, and even with the same care and use, cut beautiful decorative rule from same 12pt or 18pt etc, the Super caster Produced in non continuos form, such product in a wide variety of designs, but if you could make your own from existing stock.??? This very machine made upwards of minimum £100 pounds sterling 35-40 years ago at auction. I post this against the possibility that the original Manual IS NOT available and may help the Seller and any potential buyer, if I am too far behind apologies.
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I haven’t seen any one manual that shows all the features of the Rouse power miterer (it is the power miterer described above, not any of the many manual models Rouse made).
There were different models: most could miter up to 24 point strip, some could do 36 point. Whether they could also mill to a smaller face or do decorative notches in material depended on the optional stepped stop mechanism above the cutter housing. The bare Economy Model was more limited.
Here in the US, I’ve paid $25 for one and gotten three for free and also a free cabinet. That’s because there isn’t any market for them in “contemporary letterpress” which now seems to mean just photopolymer (see today’s thread on “Letterpress Commons”). Just because one is printing today does not make one contemporary. Apparently, the less you know about how printing has been done previously, the more contemporary you are.