Multigraph 100 complete? and help

I am new to printing. I picked up this Multigraph 100 and was wondering if anyone could tell me if it looks complete, is missing something, or looks usable. Also if you know of any online pages with a user manual or where I could order one that would help. Anyone know date of manufacture? Ser# is 365xxx. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Dave, the ink tube guy is the resident expert here. he should be able to help you.

1920’s to 1930’s Looks complete. Used type placed in the grooved cylinder.

Congrats on finding a Multigraph that looks to be very complete and ready to go! You have the Multigraph itself, both often-missing ink rollers (which were an extra-cost item!), the paper feed table that’s almost always gone astray, and since it’s on the optional stand, you even have the paper receiving tray. Once you set the type which I assume is in the small drawers in the stand, the only other things you really need are ink, paper, and your hand on the crank.

The Model 100 Multigraph was introduced in the late 1920s; by the rectangular aluminum nameplate and wrinkle-finish black paint, yours is probably early- to perhaps mid-1930s, after Multigraph merged with Addressograph, but before grey paint become popular.

Unfortunately I don’t know of any Multigraph manuals online, but these machines are fairly simple to operate and are actually a pretty capable 8x12” press (and smaller & much lighter than any other 8x12 I know of!). If you have specific questions or need a general operating description, feel free to e-mail me or post here, and I’ll do my best to help out in any way I can.