The Ludlow Quarterly

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Bill Simon published The Ludlow Quarterly in 1995 and 1996. It appears here with his kind permission.

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Issue No. 1 (Spring 1995)

Mold cooling, with a drawing of the mold water passages; advice on mold repair. Dave Seat's solid-state replacement thermostats. Vandercook SP-15 proof press for sale for $175.

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Mold Drawing from Issue No. 1

This drawing is important enough that it deserves reprinting on its own.

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Issue No. 2 (Summer 1995)

United American Metals (n.b., still in business and supplying metal in 2011). Dave Seat manufacturing new mouthpiece wipers. Pre-inked foam stamps. "Gathering" Ludlow mats. Height Gauge, p/n A957 (the L-shaped thing that looks like a blank slug block but is not). Indian Hills Press profile.

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Issue No. 3 (Fall 1995)

Metal management. Don't flux Ludlow crucible. Do not use self-centering sticks for recasting. Stinking typemetal mystery. Avery Label history.

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Issue No. 4 (Winter 1995)

Matrix dressing. Traditional pump requires soluble oil mixture. Dangers of yellow powder. Announcement of Jim Parrish's Ludlow Field Service Notes (n.b., still available in 2011 from Dave Seat of Hot Metal Services).

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Issue No. 5 (Spring 1996)

Ludlow speed setting; the technique of "gathering"; spacing. Type & Press (Fred Williams) newsletter profile. Pouring a block around unusually set matter. Dave Seat's new three-bladed Ludlow well-cleaning tool; problems spreading the end of the normal Ludlow well cleaning reamer.

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Issue No. 6 (Summer 1996)

Ludlow speed setting, part II; the importance of good copy; shop layout; speed cases. Lubriclean application procedures for cleaning. Dangers of yellow powder. List of all lining plate fonts. Replacement main relays.

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Issue No. 7 (Fall 1996)

Basic Ludlow Maintenance: mouthpiece cleaning, mouthpiece wiper, oil the machine, clean the machine, skim dross, check coolant level, plunger and well cleaning, six month mold cleaning with cider vinegar, yearly mouthpiece maintenance. Fritz Klinke purchases NA Graphics.

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Issue No. 8 (Winter 1996)

Salvaging parts from a scrapped machine. Speed matrix cases. Mitigating dropped mat damage. Brief excerpts from Ludlow company training material.


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