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What is It

Started by Mechanic, May 19, 2014, 07:15:02 AM

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Mechanic

The second person I showed this item, knew what it was. I wonder how many know what it is and have used one.


George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


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George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
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Graeme How

It is an Intertype hand setting stick for setting larger point sizes. I used to set 36 point. The matrixes were in a case similar to a handset type case. The matrixes were assembled by hand into the setting stick, then transfered to the casting elevator and cast into a slug. The Intertype was put on repeat cast so the matrixes wouldn't be transfered to the distributor.
Graeme How

Mechanic

That is correct Graeme. I found it when I was looking for a part for the C4 that we are rebuilding. There is an item relating to the stick on Metal Type.
The URL is below

http://www.metaltype.co.uk/photos/photo103.shtml

George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA

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