Monotype Giant Caster Technical Literature

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1. Adjustment Books

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Adjustments of the Giant Caster (1962)

Adjustments of the Giant Caster. [Third edition] (Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, 1953). 1962 reprint. This book also contains parts lists and drawings for the caster.

Thanks are due to Raky Press for making this information available.

2. Plate Books and Parts Price Lists

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A Giant Caster Plate Book that Never Was

To the best of my knowledge (and I may be wrong), Lanston never produced a separate Plate Book for the Giant Caster. How, then, can this Plate Book be? The answer is that Kylian Wrzesinski of Raky Press took the time to assemble it from the plates in the back of the Adjustments of the Giant Caster book (a different copy of which appears above). In this present form the parts lists are placed nearer to the drawings they explain; it is much easier to use. Thanks are due to Ky for taking the time to assemble this and for making it available.

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Parts Price List (1941)

Parts Price List[:] The Monotype Giant Caster. (Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, 1941.) Effective 1941-03-01. Revised 1941-12-05. Printing code: 429-12-41-650.

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Parts List (1952)

Parts List[:] The Monotype Giant Caster. (Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, 1952.) Effective 1952-04-01.

3. Charts and Tables

The user of the caster may be interested in various charts and tables which apply to Monotype and other typecasting generally and are listed in ../../../../../ Noncomposing Typecasters -> General Literature about Machine Typecasting -> General Machine Typecasting Practices -> Charts and Tables.


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