Practical and Impractical
I can be practical. Sometimes. Just a little bit.
Linotype Parts and Supplies
Catalog No. 21, circa 1917
- Keyboard Light
(Intertype part nos. T-5199 + W-1673/4/5/6,
Star part no. M-26, or equivalent)
- A Rouse Type Mortiser (MORTISER, not miterer)
- A quadder for my Intertype C4
- Intertype magazines
- A hand-operated printer's paper cutter
- Linotype-style matrices
(any type, any maker, any condition - even damaged;
I'm not just using mats, I'm studying their surprisingly diverse
- More Ludlow mats
- Ludlow Sticks and Quads - see the stick/quad wishlist at
- Elrod molds
- Elrod mold oil
- Elrod Diffusion Tubes and/or Pellets
- Any Elrod or Ludlow Typograph tools
- Early Elrod or Ludlow Typograph manuals
- Ludlow Lubriclean fluid
- A Hammond EasyKaster Pig Molder, Model 56 (I think).
This is the table with spout that sits on top of an EasyKaster
and holds the pig molds. My EasyKaster is a 5B.
- Ingot ("pig") molds (long)
(Intertype part no. U-1363 or equivalent)
- Any broken or unusable Linotype/Intertype/Ludlow/Elrod
(any "hot metal") parts or assemblies.
is "practical" - I'm not just trying to
use these machines; I'm studying them in all of their variations.
Broken ones may be useless to the practical operation,
but they're great objects for study.
- ANY Teletypesetter (6-level) or compatible equipment, but especially
- A working Teletypesetter Keyboard Perforator
- A Teletypesetter Reperforator
- A Teletypesetter Operating Unit for a Model 5 or 29
- A Teletype (5-Level) Reperforator
- A Teletype (5-Level) Typing Reperforator
So I have some slightly foolish ambitions...
- A Linotype or Intertype mixer with side magazines
- More Linotypes and Intertypes - any models!
- Thompson (or other sorts caster, or a pivotalfoundry typecaster)
- A Gorton, Taylor-Hobson, or equivalent
industrial pantograph engraver
- Matrices of
any type, whether or not I have the
machines, yet, to use them -
from hand casting through Thompson and Monotype; Ludlow, etc.
... and completely foolish dreams.
- A Linotype Model 9
- A Benton[-Waldo] punch/matrix engraving machine
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