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Mystery Machine

Started by Dave Hughes, February 19, 2009, 12:10:10 PM

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Dave Hughes

Recntly came across some pics of this machine, via a link from the Letpress list.

Described only as foundry equipment. Anyone know what this machine is?

I thought at first it might be a Monotype Caster, but I'm not sure and perhaps showing my ignorance here!  :-[

I'm not expecting this to run for long, but what is this machine?

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Dave Hughes

Can't believe no one's solved this yet! Is it a Monotype?
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This reply received by email from Gregory Walters:

The machine is a Stephenson Blake pivotal caster. I think they were 
built in-house by SB. While other typefounders did most of their 
casting on machines of the K├╝stermann/Foucher/Barth model, SB 
continued to use pivotal casters. I do not know of any other major 
typecaster that stuck with pivotals.

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