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John Nixon

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Oiling/maintenance diagram for Intertype
« on: June 19, 2019, 12:59:24 AM »

Hi all:

Does anyone know if there was every such a thing as an oiling/maintenance diagram for Intertype?

If so, does anyone know where there may be one?

Cheers, John N



Dave Hughes

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Re: Oiling/maintenance diagram for Intertype
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 11:23:51 PM »
At the risk of appearing to blow my own trumpet have you taken a look at “The Intertype, Its Function, Care, Operation and Adjustment”, by MacD Sinclair a 450-page 58MB PDF file which is available to download, free of charge, from the Library on this site.

It's dated 1929, and does have chapters on maintenance routines and oiling towards the end of the book.
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Re: Oiling/maintenance diagram for Intertype
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 04:53:26 AM »
Here are the relevant pages from the manual. You can print them out laminate them and keep them handy.








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John Nixon

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Re: Oiling/maintenance diagram for Intertype
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 08:24:06 AM »
Hi George, thanks for that.
Was hoping there was a diagram similar to what Monotype do.
They have diagrams for everything.
Cheers, John

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Re: Oiling/maintenance diagram for Intertype
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 01:08:24 PM »
Below suggested oiling schedule for Linotype, this will apply equally to the Intertype.

Keyboard roller, four oil holes, two at each cam frames.
Assembler star wheel, oil pipe in bearing.
Pie stacker star wheel, oil in cup
Assembler belt jockey pulleys, oil in hole at front.
Assembler entrance belt pulleys, oil holes on pulleys
Assembler and intermediate driving shafts, two oil cups in each
Magazine shifting levers, oil holes in fulcrum studs
Starting and stopping handle connecting link and pin
First elevator long slides, oil on vee slides
Justification rods, each end
First justification lever, two holes in hub
First justification lever cam roller
First justification lever, hole on top of spring rod
Second justification lever cam roller, oil at side of roller
Second justification lever, hole on top of spring rod
Metal pot pump stopping short lever, pump stopping long lever
Metal pot pump lever roller, oil at side of roller
Metal pot breaking away piece
Metal pot lever, one oil hole in hub
Metal pot lever cam roller, oil at side of roller
Metal pot lever drawing back piece
Mould wheel steady pins
Mould wheel automatic stop, oil on stop
Mould wheel guide (;lower) support, oil bolt head
Mould slide lever roller, oil at side of roller
Mould slide lever cam roller, oil at side of roller
Mould slide lever disconnecting handle, two oil holes in lever
Mould wheel turning bevel pinion on sides of square boss
Mould wheel turning cam adjustable plates (two)
Mould wheel, oil hole in keep plate
Mould wheel automatic stop roller, oil at side
Bearing for mould wheel turning square block shaft, one at each end
Bearing for mould wheel driving shaft, one at each end
Bearing for mould wheel slide and oil cup
Ejector lever steel pieces
Roller for returning ejector lever, oil hole in side
Ejector lever, two in oil holes in hub
First elevator lever cam roller, oil at side of roller
Second elevator cam roller, oil at side of roller
Bearing for cam shaft, lubricator on pedestal cap
Driving shaft bearings, two oil cups (one each end)
Second elevator stop catch
Line delivery cam roller, oil at side of roller
Bearings for ejector lever shaft, one at each end
Bearings for long spaceband lever shaft, one at each end
Bearings for line delivery lever shaft, one at each end
Spaceband and delivery cam, on steel piece for second elevator stop catch
Spaceband lever cam roller, oil at side of roller
Bearings for short spaceband lever shaft, one at each end
Bearings for distributor shifter lever shaft, one at each end
Bearing for first and second justification levers
Driving shaft motor gear
Eccentric studs on starting and stopping bar
Driving shaft friction clutch shoe and pins
Forked stopping lever
First automatic safety pawl, end and fulcrum pin
Second automatic stopping pawl, end and fulcrum pin
Distributor shifter cam roller stud
Distributor screws, oil two holes on left-hand front and one at back, one hole and one cup on right-hand at front, and one hole at back

Use oil sparingly, if it runs out of any bearing you have over oiled it so wipe it up.

Hope this helps

Jim King

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Re: Oiling/maintenance diagram for Intertype
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2019, 10:46:29 AM »

John Nixon eventually found what he as looking for, maintenance instructions for the Intertype including oiling diagrams, and has made the document available in the Library.

It takes the form of a 32-page searchable PDF file, coming in at 3MB in size.

You can find it in the Typesetting section of The Library, look out for the cover shown at the top of this post.
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Re: Oiling/maintenance diagram for Intertype
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2019, 01:09:21 PM »
What a great find John. I oil our C4 based on my knowledge of oiling Linotypes. I see at least one spot I've been missing. The book is now on my computer. Thank you John and Dave for sharing this useful manual.
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