Whittaker S.A.M.

Whittaker S.A.M.

MANUFACTURED in 1966, Serial No. 567.

S.A.M stood for 'Sets All Matrices.' It was a hot-metal linecaster made by M.H. Whittaker & Son.

Whittaker S.A.M.

As with the 'Mickey Mouse', the operator assembled matrices by hand into a stick-shaped holder until they formed a line.

Whittaker S.A.M.

This would then be cast in the machine. S.A.M. could use matrices from Ludlow, Linotype, Intertype and Nebitype companies.

On this machine a wheel is used to select settings for 12 and 24 point fonts.


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