Many thanks to Graeme How, from New Zealand for sending in this illustrated article.
Machinery In The Modern Printing Plant of the ‘Northland Age’ –
TOP left: The Klischograph Photo Engraving Machine. This machine played a big
part in the engraving of blocks for this magazine.… Read the rest
Many thanks to Bill Westland for sending in these great photographs. They were taken at the Rochester Times-Union and Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspapers before computerisation.
A well-dressed Linotype operator
Bank of Linotypes, with a female operator in the background
Another well-dressed operator with visor and cigar
Close-up of copy and keyboard
Operator having a smoke
A bank of linecasters
Linecaster with guards
A quiet corner
Democrat and Chronicle article with a photo of Bill himself!… Read the rest
The date is Sunday, July 2, 1978, the last time that the New York Times was printed using hot metal.
David Loeb Weiss, then a proofreader and Carl Shlesinger a Linotype operator filmed and narrated this film to record the occasion.… Read the rest
Don’t miss Brighton Argus 1973
We start with a look at the county of Sussex, which the newspaper serves.
On to the Evening Argus building in Brighton where we see Press Association news reports being received on a VDU.
We see journalists at work in the field, with one taking shorthand notes.… Read the rest
Don’t miss Brighton Argus 1990
The film starts with a look at Brighton sea front and other towns in the Brighton Argus circulation area, accompanied by the obligatory cheesy music recorded on a very stretchy tape.
We then take a quick look at a management meeting before going to the news desk.… Read the rest
Roy Brachet, a Linotype operator on the paper for 25 years, took these pictures on the day of the last hot metal edition of the London Evening Standard.
Dave Gladwell, who spent his printing days in large book publishing houses, sheds some light on large impsosition schemes, and more.
Said Dave: “Given to me when Composing apprentice at Billings of Guildford when I moved on to the “Stones” for tuition, now coming on to 60 years ago!… Read the rest
Many thanks to Paul Bailey for sharing these photographs. Says Paul: “Hi, found your site a while ago, I started work at Withy Grove Press, Thomson House, Manchester as an apprentice Monotype Caster & Keyboard Operator in the jobbing section, then I moved (upstairs) to the day composing and linotype section, then finally onto nights as a keyboard op on the national dailies.… Read the rest
Many thanks to Graham Rains for digging out this very atmospheric photograph of him operating a Model G Intertype at Druckman Press, Hemel Hemstead, Hertfordshire, UK in 1984.
Intertype fan? Don’t miss the Intertype Chat section of the Metal Type Forum.
Many thanks to Dave Gladwell for sending in these photographs, taken at Richard Clays, a large book printing company, based in Bungay, Suffolk, UK.