Further Reading

Check the “Related Pages” menu for details and pictures of Neotype linecasters.

Information about Russian linecasting machines is pretty scarce on the internet, but the Metal Type Forum has some real gems.

Linotypes in Mongolia

The thread Linotypes in Mongolia has a number of pictures of Russian machines in action, including this one, dated 1959 showing what appears to be a model 144.… Read the rest

Neotype Linecasters

Check the “Related Pages” menu for further reading on Russian linecasters.

The following pictures and descriptions come from an un-dated glossy brochure produced by Neotype, West Germany.

The Compact Series

Function and reliability of a good typesetting machine are dependent on construction and design.… Read the rest

Welcome to Metal Type

METAL TYPE is the place for printers, typesetters and newspaper workers, who fondly remember those letterpress days, to come and reminisce.

The site originally concentrated on the ingenious Linotype mechanical typesetting machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1884.

These machines were the mainstay of newspaper type production for almost a century and many have been preserved.… Read the rest