The principal product of the Ludlow Typograph Company was, of course, the Ludlow Typograph (the subject of this present section). In the absence of further qualification, if you speak of "the Ludlow" you probably mean the Ludlow Typograph Machine. Ludlow also produced one machine auxiliary to the Ludlow Typograph, the Ludlow Supersurfacer (also considered here).
Journals and Compilations
Reprint of The Ludlow Quarterly
Information about the Chayts' Ludlow Anthology and Parrish's The Ludlow System (the latter still available from Dave and Beth Seat, Hot Metal Services ).
William A. Reade: 1866-1930. McMurtrie. Notes on the History of the Ludlow (1936). Dunham. "History and Development of the Ludlow Typograph" (1950).
Sales and Technical Marketing
In addition to more or less ordinary sales literature, Ludlow did a good job in getting its name out in articles and other presentations. This was due in large part to Douglas McMurtrie.
I'll exclude the Swiftape (and Brightype) from this, since they should get their own sections.
Manuals and Operation
Ludlow and third party operating guides. Several editions of the Ludlow Typograph manual. Supersurfacer manuals. Miscellaneous operating literature.
Model L Floor Plan (1931).
Service and related bulletins issued by Ludlow. Includes instructions for Matrix Dressing Tool A763.
Ephemeral Technical Notes
Things that were never written down officially.
Letters, envelopes, etc. Packages. These are all "nontechnical" in the sense that they aren't explicit machine instructions, but note that sometimes packages include useful Instructions.
Third-Party Accessories & Supplies
The "Mat Holder Stick" (thin "stereotype-like" matrices in aluminum and brass).
For patents concerning third-party items related to the Ludlow, see the Ludlow Variations set of Notebooks.
Google Books (2009-07-03) lists Specifications for Ludlow Typograph and Equipment ([Chicago]: Ludlow Typograph Company, 1924), "Prices effective February 1, 1924." 7 pages. No preview or snippet view available.
Google Books (2009-07-03) lists Miscellaneous Publications Relating to the Ludlow Typograph System ([Chicago]: Ludlow Typograph Company, 1928), but does not provide even a snippet or preview. It isn't clear to me from this entry whether this is an actual title from Ludlow Typograph or a sort of a "folder" title given to it by a library (though I suspect the latter). They don't indicate which library it comes from, and neither WorldCat nor The Hathi Trust list anything with this title.
Google Books (2009-07-03) lists what would appear to be a joint publication of the Ludlow Typograph Company and the Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Price List of Parts: 21 Em Model, 1915 and 1916 ([Chicago]: Ludlow Typograph Company, 1915). 53 pp. No snippet view or preview available yet.
As an indication of the sometimes tantalizing nature of Google Books, a 2009-07-03 Google Books search on "Ludlow Typograph" discovered a 1918 issue of The Pacific Printer (exact issue unspecified) with the text: "Two EXCELLENT BOOKS on the Ludlow Typograph have recently been issued - one descriptive of the mechanical end and the other showing specimens..." (79) Unfortunately, the snippet view goes no further and I do not know what books these were.
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