Elektron: The Ultimate in Automation
An undated introduction to the features of the Elektron, without reference to specific models. Printing code 138.02-D-Nn-28X The Elektron first shipped November 23, 1962 (this and other dates here from www.linotype.org).
Elektron II: Human Engineered for Highest Manual Productivity. Printing code 139.02-D-Nn-34X. The Elektron II first shipped March 15, 1963.
Elektron Mixer: For Tape Controlled or Manual Operation . Printing code 140.01-Nn-8X. The Elektron Mixer first shipped June 24, 1965.
Elektron Mixer [different cover]
Elektron Mixer: For Tape Controlled or Manual Operation . This is the same publication as the one above, but with a different cover. Curiously, both bear identical printing codes: 140.01-Nn-8X. [TO DO: SCAN]
New: The Auto-Controlled Elektrons
Printing code 140.03-Pp-D-10X. The Auto-Controlled Elektrons were introduced in 1965. They were not simply tape-driven (as had been done since the 1930s with the third-party Teletypesetter) but also allowed automatic magazine selection and "automatic selection of mold and knife block settings for the magazine in operating position."
An undated introduction to the features of the Elektron. For the most part it doesn't mention specific models. It does, however, refer to the Auto-Controlled Elektron, so it must postdate their introduction in 1965. Printing code 138.04-566-15M [note the change in the style of printing codes, which begins here and continues through the abandonment of these codes entirely by The New Elektron Meteor].
The New High Speed Elektron Mixer
(1967) Printing code 140.01.2 (5-67 10M).
The New Elektron Meteor
No printing code. The Elektron Meteor first shipped June 14, 1967. Recall, however, that after the introduction of the Comet in the 1950s the venerable Model 5 was rebranded the (Blue Streak) "Meteor."
The Mergenthaler Linotype Company's publications Elektron: The Ultimate in Automation (138.02-D-Nn-28X), Elektron II (139.02-D-Nn-34X), Elektron Mixer: For Tape Controlled or Manual Operation (140.01-Nn-8X), New: The Auto-Controlled Elektrons (140.03-Pp-D-10X), Elektron (138.04-566-15M), The New High Speed Elektron Mixer (140.01 (5-67 10M)), and The New Elektron Meteor (no printing code), were published in the US without copyright notice at a time when such notice was required. They therefore passed into the public domain upon initial publication. The digital versions of them presented here remain in the public domain.
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