Linotype Sales Literature

The Elektron Line

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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).

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Elektron II

Elektron II: Human Engineered for Highest Manual Productivity. Printing code 139.02-D-Nn-34X. The Elektron II first shipped March 15, 1963.

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Elektron Mixer

Elektron Mixer: For Tape Controlled or Manual Operation . Printing code 140.01-Nn-8X. The Elektron Mixer first shipped June 24, 1965.

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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]

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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."

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Elektron

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].

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The New High Speed Elektron Mixer

(1967) Printing code 140.01.2 (5-67 10M).

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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."

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