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Old model 2 Linotype

Started by Mechanic, November 01, 2011, 11:50:03 PM

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This is a couple of photos of the Model 2 Linotype from the files of The Univerisity of Washington

The first photo was taken in 1904 the second in 1906. The caption is from the first photo, but as all the important data, except for the date, applies to both I've only used the first caption tells us:-

The Model 2 was the first two-magazine machine.
It was not as successful as some of the other models, chiefly because its double magazine mechanism was complicated. Many of the Model 2's had the lower magazine out of use entirely or it was used only rarely for headlines, etc., and not for straight composition.

Linotype operater, Peter J. Adamson in the Swedish Tribune newspaper
>office, Seattle, Washington, February 1904.
Peter J. Adamson, operating the first double decker no. 2 Mergenthaler Linotype in Seattle for the Swedish Tribune, February, 1904. It's offices and composing rooms were then located on the second floor of the Times Building, corner of 2nd and Union. John Erikson was the publisher of the Swedish Pacific Tribune and Col. Alden J. Blethen published the Times
George Finn (Mechanic)
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