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A Different Linotype

Started by Mechanic, July 12, 2009, 03:30:12 AM

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Mechanic

While trying to ID the model Linotypes being built or refurbished I ran across the following



Can you spot the difference

George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


Ken Smith

It looks to me like someone has reversed the photo!. Ken Smith

Mechanic

Back in my younger days a photoengraver friend of mine used to say "What the print industry needs is a lefthanded Linotype."

I thought "Maybe this is it!"
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


eric brown

IS THIS FOR TYPSETTING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE THAT READS FROM RIGHT TO LEFT. MONOTYPE MADE CASTERS WITH REVERSE DELIVERY SYSEMS FOR THIS VERY PURPOSE. BUT IN THE CASE OF THE LINOTYPE THE WHOLE MACHINE WOULD NEED TO BE BUILT THE WRONG WAY AROUND

Dave Hughes

And, of course, Intertypes don't want to be left out!

This article: http://www.metaltype.co.uk/photos/photo137.shtml

was put on Metal Type very late in March 2010.

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