Part 1 The very first Auto-Wrapper Machines  (1947 to 1953) 

Roll Wrapper Machines 


The "Roll Wrapper" machines were designed to produce a round or square tube that consisted of multiple products wrapped with foil or paper and then an added paper label wrapped around the outside, the princible of the design is very similar to a pocket cigarette rolling machine from the same era,  these machines were to be the jewel in the crown for Auto Wrappers and contributed to the rapid growth of the company, 

they were used to wrap products like.... Polos, Rolos and Fruit gums.

Photo Ref: AW0357 The "R" Machine the first standard Roll Wrapper 

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Photo Ref: AW053 RP Square Pack Machine 

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Photo Ref: AW0360 The "RP" Machine with improved feeder for square and rectangular packs

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Photo Ref: AW0361 The "RP" Machine with improved feeder for rectangular packs of chewing gum

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Photo Ref: AW0362 The "R" Machine

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Photo Ref: AW0364 The "Marlon" Special Feeder for putting small sweets into a cardboard tray

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Photo Ref: AW0372 The "RP" Machine this was one of the first "SPANGLES" square pack machines produced 

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Below is the image of a Bartleet Roll Wrapper, although we have limited information on this machine, we believe that it is a Autowrapper R that has been rebranded with the Bartleet name, our reserch has found that Bartleet was a major importer and exporter and distributor of Packaging and Processing machines in the late 40s. The main sheet has a print reference ( R.W.I 149 )  which we can assume stands for Roll Wrapper Instructions Jan 1949. Any further information on this machine would be very helpfull.

Photo Ref: AW0063 Bartleet Roll wrapper

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Bartleet Roll Wrapper Full Installation Manual. To view this image in detail "Right Click" and select "Save Image as"  Save to a folder on your computer and view the large image with a picture viewer 

Photo Ref: AW0064 Bartleet Installation Manual

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