The English Model 54 Linotype


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1. Overview

Introduced 1954 and intended as a high-speed machine for Teletypesetter operation. ( {L&M 1964}, p. 2.) Ashworth refers to it as "The Fleet Fifty Four Linotype." {Ashworth 1955},

2. Characteristics and Appearance

Here is the English Model 54 Linotype as shown in Ashworth. {Ashworth 1955}, vol. 2, p. 281:

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3. Notes and References

{Ashworth 1955} Ashworth, J. Operation and Mechanism of the Linotype and Intertype. London: Staples Press Limited, 1955.

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

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