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John Nixon

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Guess what
« on: March 28, 2020, 01:21:55 AM »
Hi all

Isolation sucks when you would rather go fiddle with old printing stuff.

So, letís get talking

Whatís this, No 1.



Not anyone on the golf course even a solitary hitter.

What Capital city of a western nation has a public 18-hole golf course within 6km of its centre?

Cheers, John



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Re: Guess what
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 02:48:12 PM »
Hi John, Thanks for posting.

Not sure really, is it linecaster related?
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John Nixon

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Re: Guess what
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 08:35:04 PM »
Yes it is.

Cryptic clue, it is literally in front of your eyes. 

Cheers, John

Any guess on golf question?

J

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Re: Guess what
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 10:07:25 PM »
I assume the wind would be both a hindrance and an asset on the golf course.
The part escapes me. It is not from any Linotypes I've worked on.
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John Nixon

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Re: Guess what
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2020, 12:47:43 AM »
George, I'm surprised.

Clue No 2

There are 91 hooks on the rail.

Cheers, John

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Re: Guess what
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2020, 07:59:38 AM »
Ninety one little hooks to accommodate ninety one little springs no doubt.
Not on an American Linotype nor English Linotype's at the Sydney Morning Herald.
In front of my eyes if I'm standing but over my head if I'm not.
ee it is a puzzle.   
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John Nixon

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Re: Guess what
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2020, 08:29:30 AM »
Hi George, well done.

Good hint about the golf course, it is not Chicago, USA.

Cheers, John

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Re: Guess what
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2020, 06:17:32 AM »
On a Strait not a Lake
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Re: Guess what
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2020, 01:43:25 AM »

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Re: Guess what
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 10:18:20 PM »

Concern has been raised about the subject of what has a golf course got to do with letterpress.

Well it was part of a challenge for members and guest to guess what a part of a machine used in letterpress printing is. It was posted by John Nixon.

John took a photo of the part on a table which appeared to be on a balcony over looking a city with possibly a golf course in the foreground.
As an aside John had asked to guess the location of a golf course.

Now in these trying times I think John was trying lighten things up. As a moderator I was happy to participate  in a bit of fun.

I'm pretty sure I know what the part is but I didn't want to answer, other than to give vague clues to what I thought the part is.

I have visited the capital city where I believe the golf course is,  and dare I say it, to advise a local  newspaper on methods they may wish to take to convert to computerised photo typesetting.

There has been very little activity on the Metal Type, in recent years, except for Monotype. It is a good site for information on letterpress production.

Who knows the golf course maybe a good location for WAYZGOOSE.

We get a lot of guests, but few comments.


George Finn (Mechanic)
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Re: Guess what
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2020, 12:58:44 AM »
Hi George et all:

http://www.morningtongolf.co.nz

I live on the hill above this course, million dollar views in the the Land of Milk and Honey.

As an aside to the aside, any idea how they printed on golf balls in the days of letterpress?

Come on people, lets chat, I'm deep into all kinds of letterpress stuff, maybe Bill N. or John N (not me) from New Zealand, you know who you are, would like to share some of their experiences.

They are great guys who have lots of stories to tell.

John N, NZ's last great Lino Mechanic (don't use the word Intertype around him, bit sensitive) recently visited and helped me over my clutch problem, ironically on an Intertype.

Regards, John Nixon

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Re: Guess what
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2020, 06:56:32 AM »

Progress report, escapements cleaned and polished.
Magazine cleaned inside, gooey muck inside.

Cheers, John


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Re: Guess what
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2020, 10:13:14 AM »
Nice job, John.

Until I retired I had never worked on anything but Linotypes. Now it looks like I will spend my twilight years looking after an Intertype C4. There is a remote hope we may get a model 1 Linotype.
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Re: Guess what
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2020, 07:31:26 AM »
Hi George

As an operator the Intertype features made it a more pleasant machine to use, easier magazine mould and liner changing to mention a few.

Did my time on Linotypes at The Dominion Newspaper so rather than did those changes they just had more machines.

Model 8, piece work on 5 1/2 point, single column. 10 ems.

Could hang 20.4 em double column classified.

Many happy hours using Rangemaster and Model 78 for ad setting.

Cheers, John

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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2020, 03:33:58 AM »
Hi there John I did my time at The Dominion Newspaper in Wellington in the 60s, before it amalgamated with the Evening Post. I have lost touch with all those I worked with at The Dom. They were great days.
I hope we can keep in touch
Cheers
Les