Origin & Development of the Linotype - Inland Printer
Started by one stop print, May 05, 2009, 11:13:18 PM
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QuoteI have attached some photos the machine plus the pre repared magazine lift and the new one modified to take a US model 31 magazine lift. Also my machine has a factory fitted saw which even my mechanic has never seen beforemost Elektrons in New Zealand are of American Manufacture (2 left) the one I have which was made by L&M in the UK.
QuoteColin's email is belowThanks for the reply. The two other elektrons in New Zealand are of US manufacture and the escapements after you have locked the magazine and fanned drop away from the magazine and you ca then remove the magazine from the machine and replace the ecapement is then put back in place it has a safety so than it will not allow you to lock the escapment to the magazine if a mat is not sitting right in the magazine thus stopping that problem (which we have all done) of mats all over the place.I first saw my machine about 1985 in a print shop in Auckland it was sold to a label company and I obtained it in 2000 when it was to be scrapped and stored it untill I came down to Hawera in 04 and brought my present business and setup a rubber stamp business plus doing a little bit of trade setting on my C4 and Ludlow.I have recieved a lot of help from a Mechanic in Hamilton we have been working on this machine since 06 and to date we have it running a 90% the only problem remaining is that at present we have to use the manual send line as the electric key board one will not work Power is on to all switches but only at very low voltage. Also I have found that it does not like cold winters.Colin