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Started by Dave Hughes, October 05, 2022, 10:16:29 AM

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Dave Hughes

This interesting, if a little quirky, video from Japan has been posted on Youtube.

It starts off with someone printing what appears to be an image of matrices from a plate on a letterpress machine.

Things get more interesting around the 4:20 mark when we cut to another section where machines, which look similar to Monotype Casters, are seen.

I suspect that the machines may not be Monotypes. The one shown in detail appeared to have a gas-fired pot and the type came out on its side.

As always, speculation about the machines is welcome. Please post below.
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Where's Theo Rehak when we need him? Looks similar to a Thompson. Same open cam arrangement on top, crucible at back, hz delivery, etc. Perhaps a Japanese design that borrowed from the US and British forms.

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