Linotype Model 16

THANKS to Andy — known to users of the Metal Type forum as Swiss Typesetter — for this film of a Linotype Model 16.

The machine is at the Basel Paper Mill, home of the Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing in Basel, Switzerland.

The film is almost a minute long and shows Andy's colleague Josef Leu operating the machine — Andy is behind the camera!

The rhythmic hammering that can be heard in the background is the sound of the stamping mill which is located on the ground floor. It's operated by the mill wheel and is heard and felt throughout the house, up to the 5th floor attic!


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