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Linotype machine plates

Started by Nick Stott, February 03, 2014, 02:10:06 PM

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Timpers77

Hello my name is Nick Stott and my father George Stott was a Linotype erecting fitter at Altrincham for many years. He passed away in 2005 and I have since collected some Linotype machine name plates.
These may be of interest to Metaltype members.
Regards Nick





Dave Hughes

Hi Nick, Thanks for sharing pictures of the nameplates with us.

Is this the full extent of the collection, or are there more?

I think the plate mentioning the works at Broadheath might be quite an old one. Describing the same factory as "Altringham" seems to have been more common.


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Timpers77

In a previous tread you mentioned some Items shown on the tele. I bought an engineering drawing from a guy close by in Timperley. Not sure if it's the same.

Struggling with attachments at the moment. Do I need to be logged in to post pictures ?

Nick


Dave Hughes

Shouldn't need to be logged in to post pics.

Click the "Add image to post" link above the message box.
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Nick Smith

The staff at the Linotype archive are very helpful - if you give them the machine number from the plate, they can usually tell you exactly when it was assembled, dispatched and installed, with the name of the customer as well.

Timpers77

Here are a couple of pieces of memorabilia. Not sure if the engineering drawing is the same as the ones on The Antiques Road Show you mentioned in a previous thread. I bought this one from a guy round the corner in Timperley. The letter I got from eBay.

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Timpers77

Thanks Nick don't suppose you have a contact do you ?


Dave Hughes

Nick (Stott) if you were to register for an account on the Forum you would have access to the other Nick's contact details.

I can attribute your posts to the new account.
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Timpers77

Dave I (Nick Stott) have now registered. Thanks for your help.

Dave Hughes

OK, I've attributed your Guest posts to the new account, you should be able to contact other posters now.  ;D
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Timpers77

Dave Hughes sorry to bother you. Earlier in this thread Nick Smith a Guest mentioned the Linotype archive and there ability to trace  machines.
Do you know where they are and how to contact them ?
Many thanks.

Dave Hughes

Sorry, I don't, you could always try emailing the poster, Nick Smith, by clicking the email icon under his name.
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Mechanic

QuoteEarlier in this thread Nick Smith a Guest mentioned the Linotype archive and there ability to trace  machines.
Do you know where they are and how to contact them ?

There is an email contact fo Nick Smith on Letterpress Alive.

http://www.letterpressalive.co.uk/
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


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