Illustrations and machine descriptions of Models 8 to 26 are from a pamphlet called "Linotype Flexibility" published by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company in 1930. Models 28 to 32 from "Linotype Machine Principles" published in 1940.
EQUIPPED with either one, two or three magazines, the Model 8 is a popular machine for general composition.
When originally equipped as a single-magazine machine it can be easily converted into a two- or three-magazine machine by the addition of the necessary parts.
There is nothing to discard - only a screwdriver is needed to apply these parts in a few minutes. By turning a convenient handle at the right, any of the magazines may be brought into operating position instantly, without the operator leaving his seat.
All magazines are independently removable from the front of the machine - an exclusive Linotype time-saving feature.
Split magazines may be used in any or all three positions - another exclusive feature which increases the versatility of the machine. Also built as a display machine.
Built for either 30 or 42 picas maximum measure.