Machines and equipment used in industrial printing ink manufacturing

Ian Dooley, a PhD student researching the history of industrial printing ink manufacturing, is interested in locating any known artefacts of powered grinding machines (sometimes called mills, or roller mills, cylinder mills, etc.).

More generally, he is interested in any ink-making equipment used between 1800-1920: mullers and slabs for grinding ink, boilers and pots for boiling varnish, equipment for making lampblack or colour pigments, etc.

Do any museums or other collections have such artefacts in their collections?

If you have any information about where such items might be located, please contact

Ian Dooley (they/them)
MPhil leading to PhD, M.I., M.A.
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study

Any leads would be greatly appreciated!