History and Development of the Ludlow Typograph

Fred H. Dunham. 1950.

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Dunham. (1950)

An extract of a chapter from Sherman, Frank M., ed. The Genesis of Machine Typesetting. (Chicago: M & L Typesetting & Electrotyping Company, 1950.)

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In the machine above note the way in which the drive system (which survived in general layout on later machines) was really designed for an under-floor lineshaft. Note also the provision of a hand crank for turning the machine over.

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In the machines above and below, which are all Ludlows as we know them (that is, hand-set matrix machines, not the original matrix-bar machine) note that a provision for attaching a hand crank still survives. I rather wish they'd kept this feature.

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