Later Machines

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.

The Linotype Model 8
The Linotype Model 9
The Linotype Model 14
The Linotype Model 25
The Linotype Model 26
The Linotype Model 28
The Linotype Models 29 & 30
The Linotype Models 31 & 32

Linotype Models 31 & 32

Linotype Model 31

Linotype Model 31

THESE MODELS are the latest development in the single distributor class of Linotype.

They are designed to not only to cover the field so long and creditably occupied by Models 8 and 14, but to extend that field because of their increased magazine equipment, quicker magazine change and various other worthwhile developments to increase operating efficiency.

Model 31 has a maximum equipment of four main magazines; Model 32, four main and four auxiliary magazines.

Both models are equipped with the new One-Turn Shift which makes any magazine instantly available for use.

Linotype Model 32
Linotype Model 32

Magazine change is quicker because all magazines are removable when in their operating position onto rails that are permanently attached to the magazine frame housing and, when not in use, fold back completely out of the way.

The act of swinging down the left rail raises the magazine to be removed clear of the escapement, and with the right rail, provides a sturdy track for the magazine to slide down.

The rails retain all the weight until the magazine is clear of the machine. Then the magazine pivots to a vertical position, the safest and most convenient position for lifting.

Among other improvements on these models over Models 8 and 14 is the Straight-Line Escapement, which provides direct action from the keyboard key rods to the escapement pawls.

The length of the lever arms of the operating lever and the escapement lever are proportioned to maintain a ration of one-to-one, and the operating action of each lever arm is divided to move an equal distance each side of a straight line joining the two lever fulcrums.

This assures easy action and minimum friction on the working surfaces while reducing wear on the keyboard rubber rollers.

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