Elektron Maintenance

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1. General Maintenance

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No. 21 (Electrical System)

The Elektron Electrical System Linotype Service Instruction No. 21. (Plainview, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1968.) For the Elektron, Elektron II, and the Elektron Mixer. This is at least the second edition of this book. An earlier edition dated June 1964 was done in loose-leaf format. Most of the dated pages of the edition scanned here carry a date in 1967.

This drawings in this edition were printed in one of two ways. Most of them are two-page spreads printed on facing pages such that the two halves of the drawing meet. They printed these quite well (so that the two halves really did line up). Here I have unbound the book and scanned each half separately. I've made no attempt to line them back up. If you view the book "2-up", they will look awkward, but show all of the information present in the original. A few drawings involved fold-out plates (usually a single fold, but for the last drawing in the book two folds). Again, I haven't reconstructed the page scans into single drawings. In some cases the scans terminate cleanly at a fold; in others some overlap is shown. In each case, all of the information in the original is present.

The icon above left links to a presentation of this document at The Internet Archive, where it may be read online conveniently or downloaded in a variety of formats. Here are local copies of the full-resolution 600dpi scan (1.2 Gigabytes) and the 300dpi reduction (169 Megabytes - it's smaller than 1/4 the size because it's also made using lower-quality JPEG images):

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No. 22 (Assembling and Line Delivery)

Adjustment and Maintenance of the Linotype Electron: Assembling and Line Delivery . [Service Instruction No. 22] (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company [Division of Eltra Corp.], 1964.)

The icon at left links to a presentation of this document at The Internet Archive, where it may be read online conveniently or downloaded in a variety of formats. Here are local copies of the full-resolution 600dpi scan (634 Megabytes) and the 300dpi reduction (94 Megabytes - it's smaller than 1/4 the size because it's also made using lower-quality JPEG images):


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