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John Bull Printing outfit type they exist ?

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MaryAnnSingleton Sat 12-Jul-08 14:50:32

I always had one of these as a child and loved them - the black watery spongy inkpad and trying to set the rubber type with tweezers. Can anyone recommend something similar available these days ?

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 12-Jul-08 15:54:29


zippitippitoes Sat 12-Jul-08 15:56:16

i think i have sonmething like that but i bought it about 1993 for art work

are you sure your memory isnt playing tricks...they are not for the fainthearted are they

the most frustrating thing on earth

did you have a britains floral garden too

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 12-Jul-08 16:00:31

no I didn't - what was that ? I had plasticraft kit too !

zippitippitoes Sat 12-Jul-08 16:03:19

oh flowerbeds with holes in into which you placed individual flowers with a special tool, made greenhouses from individual plastic elements and trees onto which you attached each leaf

they knew how to keepo kids busy

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 12-Jul-08 16:03:51

oh I'd've liked one !

JackieNo Sat 12-Jul-08 16:04:34

NOt quite the same, but alphabet stamps?

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 12-Jul-08 16:05:38

thanks JackieNo, but not quite what I was thinking of !

Katisha Sat 12-Jul-08 16:07:37

I had one of those! Took bloomin' ages to set up a sentence and print it!
Think kids all do PowerPoint presentations instead these days.

zippitippitoes Sat 12-Jul-08 16:07:42


JackieNo Sat 12-Jul-08 16:07:59

No, I know. I had the John Bull one too.

Olive's garden sounds like the britain's floral garden thing (I know you're not really after that though).

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 12-Jul-08 16:09:27

thanks zippi - silly me, I was thinking vaguely of ebay too grin

JackieNo Sat 12-Jul-08 16:11:25

I was just about to suggest ebay too - had found one on there.

cranmorefifi Sat 12-Jul-08 17:00:09

I think I saw one at Cox & Cox?

JackieNo Sat 12-Jul-08 18:01:10

Well spotted Cranmorefifi - here. Out of stock till 'mid July' though, but we're pretty much there, aren't we.

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 12-Jul-08 22:25:47

thank you - perfect, expensive but perfect !!

ingles2 Sat 12-Jul-08 22:35:31

I bought thid one from Cox and cox. Not as nice as you have to print individually but not as expensive either grin

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 12-Jul-08 22:41:13

have bookmarked both - many thanks smile

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