Linotype Elektron

MANUFACTURED in 1962, Serial No. 20050.
MANUFACTURED in 1962, Serial No. 20050.

On its introduction in 1962, the Electron was said to be the fastest linecaster in the world.

It used Teletypesetting to automatically select matrices through a keyboard operated via perforated tape.

It used hydraulic power for quadding (putting the ‘white space’ into lines of print), for justification and for magazine changing.

Linotype claimed a speed of 15 newspaper lines per minute compared to 12 per minute averaged by the Intertype C4 High Speed using Teletypesetting.

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