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A Front Squirt

Started by Mechanic, August 20, 2011, 11:22:10 PM

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This video appears to have been taken on a mobile (cell) phone. Now this man knew he was going to have a front squirt before he sent the line away.  Most operators would have held the pump stop safety. If the safety is not working the machine should not be operated.

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George Finn (Mechanic)
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Dave Hughes

Hmm, Now that guy isn't what I would call a competent Linotype operator!  :o
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Dan Williams

Tough to call. Operator may not be familiar with the machine. Could be years since he sat down at a machine. Or maybe they were starting a machine that has laid inactive for long time, condition unknown. If the first elevator banking adjustment isnt right, and if the vice automatic aren't set then a front squirt is likely. Maladjusted pot pump safety. Also, if they are running the dreaded "double-black" or wrong auxiliary position on an advertising-figure mold, boy those could result in trouble. Looks like a Linotype, which doesnt have a mold-advance clutch safety. Later Linos had that extra pot-pump safety based on the pot position, this one probably doesnt have that. Lots of possibilities for the trouble. 

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