Origin & Development of the Linotype - Inland Printer
Started by John Cornelisse, January 03, 2015, 04:54:29 PM
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Quote from: John Cornelisse on March 27, 2015, 10:07:19 PMMonotype made all kinds of attachments for the machine. Complicating the code, but I found that the original coding system was very versatile.Actually all those clever attachments, I do not use them at all.No Unit Adding, because I do not have all the proper little wedges, and placing them in the Unit Adding holder ? That place far under and inside the machine... Who is that handy ?Uint-shift... I rather use 15* 17 diecases.Quadding and centring. This is another attachment, I took off. Next to the papertower this blocks the way the springbox need to go, when this needs to be removed from the machine...!3 years ago I removed this attachment too. But than you need a plate, on the same spot, because otherwise the code A, C and D will not be available, these pistons won't get air. I copied a metal plate with two plexy glass plates. glued to each other. Three little channels conduct the air to the proper holes. It is easy to see which holes need to be connected.With this plate, the basic Monotype code-system is restored: a) The correction wedges are replaced with the codes 0005 and 0075 b) the galley-mechanism will be activated with the combination 0005-0075. c) Single justification can be used to correct the with of character and spaces. d) 5 unit white High Spaces can be used when the correction needed is 5 units or moreIt might not be handy while typing on a keyboard, but with a computer-program it all goes very well.