Linotype Model 8

MANY THANKS to the Provost News, Provost, Alberta, Canada, for allowing Metal Type to make use of this video.

The machine has quite a history after having been saved from "The Great Fire of Provost" in 1946.

The machine was pulled out of the main street News office south of Larson's Hardware by a tractor as flames threatened. The delicate typesetting machine tipped over and one of the arms broke. The press was also saved from the fire that destroyed three buildings after knocking out the back wall of the News office.

The machine was taken out of service in 1979 as new technology rolled in, but still remains fully functional to this day.

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