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Mechanic

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Re: Abandoned Intertype C4
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 01:50:48 AM »
Nine years after I found the machine and gave it up as a lost cause, the C4 cast its first lines on March 3, 2014.
We replaced the mercury bimetal mouthpiece control with a simmerstat, cleaned mouthpiece with an oil stone, checked the lockup, set a 30 em 8pt line sent it away and cast an almost perfect line.

Still a few mechanical problems to solve but for all intents and purposes the Intertype is a functioning machine.

The new Funditor control with simmerstat circuit is below. Red = Active, Black = Neutral
 

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Re: Abandoned Intertype C4
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2014, 10:26:12 PM »
Congratulations!

There should be a category in the Australia Day honours: "For services to hot metal type awareness".

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Re: Abandoned Intertype C4
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014, 01:03:21 PM »
The typesetters at the South Georgia (USA) newspaper where I was sports editor for a time would say that you need to cast in a typo or two.

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Re: Abandoned Intertype C4
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 06:43:01 AM »
Short video made by Wayne, with Des setting a pi line. We got the Mold Cooler working today. The only outstanding item is a part for the quadder.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1482656538617082&set=o.164953780331051&type=2&theater

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Re: Abandoned Intertype C4
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2014, 02:00:29 PM »
Brilliant work George, another linecaster brought back from the dead.

Looking forward to hearing about your next project!
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Re: Abandoned Intertype C4
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2014, 07:59:17 PM »
Well I'm not sure about the next project Dave. Des has the Printomatic turning over and feeding paper, not printing but has a fitter and turner making some need parts. As I was leaving yesterday I saw a pile of rusty iron with a name plate 'H. S. Cropper & Co'. I believe once the rust is removed and the parts assembled  we will have a platen press.
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Re: Abandoned Intertype C4
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2014, 11:30:53 AM »
According to this very informative article on the British Letterpress website, it would appear that the press would have been made before Henry Cropper died in 1893.
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Re: Abandoned Intertype C4
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2014, 05:08:01 AM »
We are moving across the paddock to a new shed that will become the print shop. No power as yet. I'm told that is in hand.
 
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