Terry Foster sent in these superb pictures of early Machines, taken from an old book. The captions are also taken from the book.
The Kastenbein Typesetter
The Linotype Blower
The Square Base Linotype
The Linotype Model 1
The Reconstructed Linotype Model 1
The Linotype Model 2
The Linotype Model 3
The Linotype Model 4 (First Style)
The Linotype Model 4 (Second Style)
The Linotype Model 6
The model 6 was specially designed for the production of work requiring a variety of type faces mixed in one and the same line, such as catalogues, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, etc.
It is equipped with four main magazines and two distributors.
The magazines can be used as three double units; that is to say, the first and second, second and third, or third and fourth magazines can be used together for the composition of any one line.
The change from one pair of magazines to another pair is made by a lever at the right-hand side of the keyboard.
The change from one magazine to the other of any pair is effected by a shift key situated on the right-hand side of the keyboard.
The operator can produce all type faces and body sizes up to 18-point, and condensed 24-point, in measures from 4 to 30 pica ems, or up to 36 ems according to the build of the machine.
It is fitted with the universal knife block and universal ejector. Some of these machines are fitted with automatic quadder.
This model is no longer built as it is superseded by Model 50.