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Started by Mechanic, May 24, 2009, 07:02:25 AM

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The Museum of The Printing Arts, Leipzig, has what they claim is a particular rarity, perhaps the only surviving example, the 'Victorline'.  The Victorline looks very much like a model 5 Linotype.

You can judge for yourself at:-

If you click on 'COLLECTION' just below the main heading you can have a look at the various machines and equipment that they have in the museum
George Finn (Mechanic)
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Dave Hughes

I'd say it is a very rare machine. I did a google search for "victorline linecaster" and it just came up with one result, the one you linked to!

Here's the pic:

So, I presume that the nameplate on the front of the distributor says "Victorline" - which would account for its seeming extra length.
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Maarten Renckens

The name plate is over here:, among with some others.

The problem with the rebuild Linotypes is that there isn't much research about them, nor documentation left.

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