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ID number:  WB-BC0002A
Institution:  Winterbourne House and Garden
Named collection:  Winterbourne Botanical Collection
Title / Object name:  'Serpent' Label-Printing Outfit
Object type:  Label printing machine
Place made:  Devon; Exeter
Date made:  1950-1960
Materials:  Metal;
Measurements:  overall: 19.5 cm x 19 cm x 9 cm (H x W x D x Dia x Wt)

'Serpent' label-printing outfit No. 3S made by Serpent Label Works, and supplied by Sutton & Sons Ltd, The Royal Seed Establishment, Reading. Probably used at Winterbourne from 1950s onwards. Machine works by inserting lead strip into machine and turning a dial to select a letter, then pressing.

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