Boston Municipal Printing Plant to be Auctioned

Boston’s defunct (it closed last year) municipal printing plant is going to be cleared out via auction:

“We’re selling the room,’’ said Stanley J. Paine, principal of a family-run auctioning company handling the sale. “It’s all antique. All of it. Everything has its own particulars and story.’’

The sale will include about 200 lots, from a row of oak file cabinets from the 1930s or 1940s to an Art Deco-style grandfather clock made by IBM. The auction will comprise plenty of modern printing equipment, including paper cutters, collators, saddle stitch staplers, and even a massive Heidelberg four-color press.

The auction will be held on February 24th in the plant at 174 North St. (Google Map) and online:

Full article in yesterday’s Boston Globe.

— John Russell (via BoingBoing)