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Italian Linotypes
« on: June 03, 2012, 02:25:39 AM »


Having discovered that the American Model 31 Linotype was manufactured in Italy under license I wondered what other machines  were made in Italy. I didn't have to look far as I found that Linotipia has a whole section devoted to Italian Linotypes. I have often visited the site, but only really looked at the pages in English.

The following is a Google translation of the Italian Linotype page. The translation is fairly crude but I'm sure you'll get the gist. There are some very impressive machines. The machine pictured above has six magazines. It appears to have a Star Parts quadder and it is operated from tape by a Star Parts Autosetter.


http://tinyurl.com/7mjbc8v

Or if you understand Italian.
http://www.linotipia.it/italiane.htm




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Re: Italian Linotypes
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 10:33:50 PM »
I looked at this site the other day and found that Linotipa.it no longer exists. I'm finding this to be the case with many sites related to hot metal.
The six magazine automated Linotype was the swan song for Italian Linotype.
As a last Hurrah From Italian Linotype I thought I would post this photo of another late entry of automated Linotypes .  Note the apparatus on the galley. I believe this was a device for more accurate trimming of the Linotype slugs.



George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA