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A Blower?

Started by Dave Hughes, October 16, 2012, 12:41:14 PM

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Dave Hughes

Interesting 1950s pic posted onto Flickr.

Is this a blower?

If you click the link below you can get a look at a zoomable image for a closer look. It looked like the machine had been recently used, with metal shavings on it.

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Creator:
Kent, Frederick W. (Frederick Wallace), 1894-1984

Subjects:
United States -- Iowa -- Iowa City
University of Iowa
University of Iowa. School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Universities & colleges
Printing
Machines

Category:
Colleges and departments
Journalism

Collection ID: RG30.0001.01
Item ID: cd23-0012a_Front

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More information about this image: digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/9019


Men moving linotype machine, The University of Iowa, 1950s by The University of Iowa Libraries, on Flickr

Possibly the same machine, with operator, before the move:


Man operating linotype machine, The University of Iowa, 1950s by The University of Iowa Libraries, on Flickr
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Dave Hughes

Yes, I think you've got it George, a Linograph, and an early model, possibly a Model 1.

Quite a lot smaller than a Linotype, judging from the photographs.

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WGTudor

Don't know where this machine is now, but back in the 1960s, when I taught Linotype operation and maintenance in the Newspaper Production Laboratory there, it was on display in the journalism building.

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