Another press spotted in a movie

Last night I was watching Terry Gilliam’s 1995 movie 12 Monkeys and in one scene I noticed one of my presses in the background. Well, of course not actually my press, but the same model.

During the first scene inside the revolutionaries’ shop, in the background you can see a Challenge MA-15 (or perhaps a similar model) proof press, with its factory speckle-green paint job. I think it would have been a long slog using that to print their propaganda leaflets! Perhaps in the story background the location had been a print shop that closed down before this group decided to use it, and some of the printing equipment was still there, particularly the “obsolete” letterpress stuff that the print shop would not have been able to sell off.

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