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What Is It?

Started by Mechanic, July 13, 2011, 12:23:14 AM

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Mechanic

What is it?

Jeffo probably has one in the cave. I had never seen one before. It is letterpress related. I'm sure that a number of Metal Type members and guests will know what it is.

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George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


Dave Hughes

I can't see one on the photo, but does it have a pot for melting metal?
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George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


Dave Hughes

If it looks similar to this machine, which I photographed recently at the Bradford Industrial Museum, I think I've got it! :D



Jeffo's probably got half a dozen, including the de luxe version, in the cave!
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Mechanic

It is very similar. In fact there is another photo of a similar machine elsewhere on Metal Type.
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA

Mechanic

The photo of the machine has been on for just under a month and has over 100 views, so it is time to reveal all.
I'm sure Dave knows the answer, but for others who maybe interested it is a Nuernberg-Retting Universal Type Making Machine.

For more photos see the album :- http://tinyurl.com/3nzoqvo



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George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA

Dave Hughes

Thanks for solving it for us George, I was going to suggest that it was some kind of "pivotal" typecaster like the one I photographed recently at Bradford.

I presume this is a slightly different machine. I notice it has a big No. 36 painted on it.

Would this be the sort of machine that produced founder's type in a factory?

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QuoteWould this be the sort of machine that produced founder's type in a factory?
I think so, Dave. Below is the web site of Sky Type Foundry ,the people who own the machines. You can find out more about the Company there.

http://www.skylinetype.com/
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA

Jeff Zilles [jeffo]

There are none in the 'Cave' but if you can find one here is the link to the instructions and parts list

http://www.archive.org/download/http://www.archive.org/details/NuernbergerRettigUniversalTypeMakerDirections

Good one George --  jeffo

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