Express Gifts

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Chris Johnson contacted Metal Type in November 2007 saying that he was an engineer working for Express Gifts, part of Findel PLC and had been looking after 3 working Intertype Monarchs for the past 11 years. The company had recently acquired a refurbished Intertype C4 to bring the count of working linecasters up to 4! The machines are used to produce slugs of people’s names to manufacture personalised gift items.

The machines all have a Decitek Floppy Disk Drive operating a Fairchild Teletypesetting unit. Chris very kindly sent in the following photographs.

Intertype Monarchs
An overview of the 3 Intertype Monarchs.
Intertypes from rear
The row of Intertype Monarchs viewed from the rear
Intertype Monarch
Intertype Monarch with Decitek Floppy Disk Box on the right.
Fairchild TTS unit
Close-up of the Intertype Monarch keyboard and the Fairchild TTS unit.
Decitek
The Decitek Floppy Disk drive.
Intertype C4
Refurbished Intertype C4 with floppy disk drive and teletypesetting unit – the rufurbishment was carried out by Mike Kirby at Linecasting Machinery.
Intertype C4
Close-up of the Intertype C4

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