Linotype Model 78 in Action

Andy Taylor took this video of Amberley Museum volunteer Richard at work on the West Sussex, UK attraction's Model 78 Linotype.

Richard looks like an experienced operator, his keyboard technique is very smooth – not the "pick and peck" method seen on so many of these type of videos.

It would appear that a little lubrication is required on the delivery slide between the assembler and the first elevator.

Nice looking machine though, spent many an hour at the Evening Press in York on one of these knocking out 18pt and 24pt single column headings.


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