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Hot Metal Photos - Section Two

A collection of photographs sent in by users of this site. The photos are arranged into several sections, use the menu on the left to browse the sections.

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YORKSHIRE POST - Mike Wilson sent in these pictures from a publication entitled "Producing a newspaper: The Story of the Yorkshire Post." Published in December 1924.

BURLINGTON PRESS & ELECTRICAL PRESS - Mike Wilson also sent in these pictures of himself and his father.

ALBERT EINSTEIN - An old wire photo of the man sat at a Linotype in New York City in 1934.

LINOTYPE FACTORY - A superb colour illustration of the Linotype Factory in Brooklyn, New York, USA from about 1900-1920. Kindly sent in by Roy Daniels.

INTERNATIONAL PRINTING MUSEUM - A Model 31 Linotype at the International Printing Museum, plus some other pics, kindly donated by Dr Leland Whitson.

PRINTERS ANATOMY CARTOON - Jeff Zilles from Australia sent in this amusing cartoon.

HARRISON AND SON - Photo taken in 1950 sent in by Ernest Bray from London.

PRINTER'S HAT - Learn how to make a printer's hat. Also free PDF file. Thanks to Jeff Zilles.

WAIROA STAR 1976 - Photos sent in by Graeme How.

LINOTYPE ELEKTRON - Ralph Voogd sent in this picture of himself operating an Elektron at the Albuquerque Journal-Tribune in the 1970s.

MONOTYPE CASTER - Peter Ainsworth sent in these photos from an old Mouldtype brochure. Peter is the man at the Monotype Caster.

LINOTYPE MODEL 1 - Ruben Brizuela, from Argentina, sent in this excellent graphic of a Linotype Model 1 he is offering for sale.

SOLAR POWERED PRINTING PRESS - Terry Foster found this picture and article in a book called "Victorian Inventions."

LINOTYPE FEATURES - Diagrams and descriptions of Linotype features, split into three sections: Assembly, Casting and Distribution taken from "Linotype Leadership" published in 1930.

THE ALL-PURPOSE LINOTYPE - Details of the APL (Linotype's version of the Ludlow) taken from "Linotype Machine Principles" published in 1940.

MODEL K ELROD - Terry Foster lets us see this machine which was recently restored for the Taranaki Aviation Transport And Technology Museum (TATATM), New Plymouth, New Zealand.

JULY 3, 1886 - Ottmar Mergenthaler and Whitelaw Reid at the invention of the Linotype. Courtesy of Rutgers University Libraries, John Depol Collection.

YORKSHIRE EVENING PRESS, XMAS EVE, 1978 - The Archbishop of York visits the Yorkshire Evening Press in 1978. Includes a rare archive photo of the owner of this site.


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