The English Model 2 Linotype


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1. Overview

Introduced in 1906. One magazine, front-change. 12 point on 14 maximum.

With this machine the model numbering of English Linotype machines diverges from that of American machines. (The American Model 2 was a two-magazine mixer introduced in 1903.)

2. Characteristics and Appearance

{L&M Circa 1936}, p. 11, describes this machine as having "A light magazine, capable of being changed from the front of the machine" and as supporting type faces up to 12 points on slugs up to 14 points. 30 pica maximum measure. I presume that it was also a two-letter machine. A one-way quadder was also introduced for this machine (quad-left only).

This model was the only English Linotype before the introduction of the Elektron line to have escapements integral with the machine rather than with the magazine. ( {L&M 1964}, p. 1,

Here it is as shown in {L&M Circa 1936}, p. 11.

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3. Notes and References

{L&M Circa 1936} The Linotype: Its Mechanical Details and their Adjustments. London: Linotype and Machinery Limited, [n.d., circa 1936]

{L&M 1964} The Linotype Manual. London: Linotype and Machinery Limited, 1964.

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