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Started by Dave Hughes, August 15, 2008, 10:12:14 AM

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Dave Hughes

Here's a better picture of the Europa at the Gutenberg Museum:


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Dave Hughes

In preparation for a forthcoming Metal Type article about later German Linotypes I have been searching around for images of these machines "in the wild."

This machine appears to be in a museum setting and has the very wide magazines:



This one appears to have found a home in a modern print shop:



This one is definitely a "Europa" - although the nameplate has been moved from where it was in the illustration at the start of this thread. I'm not sure if the TTS equipment at the side belongs to the machine:



These two machines appear to be in a museum setting, one appears to have been working. I don't think they are as modern as the "new line" models though:



This final one (for now) appears to be a "new line" model and has the nameplate in the same place as the first drawing. Has a 6-mould wheel. Not a Europa though:

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Dave Hughes

Spotted on Flickr, this Linotype-Post from 1968 shows some great-looking machines.

Linotype Post 69 by Henning Krause, on Flickr
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Dave Hughes

Here's a picture of the opposition, an Elektron:



Read all about the rivalry between the various Linotype factories here: German new-line Linotypes
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Dave Hughes

Another picture of some new-line machines, taken from this Metal Type article: Stempel Type Foundry

Taken in the in the Haus fur Industriekultur, it unfortunately shows the machines from the back.

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Dave Hughes

Bruce Anderton's article, with pictures and descriptions of all the "new Line" linecasters, can be found on the main Metal Type site here:

German new-line Linotypes
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Dave Hughes

I have been contacted by Büsy Lingg, from Switzerland, who is pictured here operating a Linotype Europa:

He says:

QuoteI used to work in 1977 at this Type of EUROPA for the Lucerne Newspaper in Switzerland... but without TTS Equipment. I realy liked the "Europa". It was like driving a Mercedes after all the years on Volkswagen

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Dave Hughes

This picture was posted on Facebook recently. "Taken in a Berlin museum."

I think it might be a Continenta


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