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.
THIS MACHINE is the same as Model 27 with the addition of one, two or three wide 34-channel auxiliary magazines, which enable it to carry more faces and slightly larger faces than even the Model 27.
Wide 36 point and condensed faces up to 60 point can be run, with the caps in an auxiliary and the lower case in the cap side of one of the main magazines.
The auxiliary magazines are standard and are interchangeable with those on other Linotypes so equipped, and the construction of the auxiliary side of this machine is basically the same as for the Model 14 when so equipped.
The auxiliary side is operated from the same keyboard as the main magazines, with the same simple keybutton shift as on other single-keyboard Linotypes.
The auxiliary magazines are elevated to operating position by the same crank handle used for elevating the main magazines. A small shift knob located near the crank handle is pushed in or pulled out to indicated whether the main or auxiliary magazine elevating mechanism is connected with the crank handle.
The channel entrances on Models 27 and 28 are constructed with a thin, flat sheet bronze spring attached to one side of certain of the partitions in order to guide thin matrices through channels which may also be used for wider matrices of wider faces.