Linotype Model 14 Brochure

Robert Griffith sent in some scans of this 1920s advertising brochure for the Model 14 Linotype. It appears to have been produced by the Chicago office of Mergenthaler.

Intertype brochure
Brochure cover

Striking features of the Model 14

This Linotype may be equipped with one, two, or three full-size magazines which are interchangeable with those of all single- and multiple-magazine Linotypes using quick-change Model 5 magazines.

The auxiliary magazine does not interfere with the shifting or removal of the main magazines. To shift from one face and size to another the operator merely turns a handle; he does not have to rise from his chair.

Auxiliary magazine of twenty-eight channels.

Matrixes from the auxiliary magazine can be mixed at will with those from the main magazines.

Water-cooled mold-disk; Universal ejector for all bodies and measures; Universal knife block; Automatic sorts stacker; Automatic font distinguisher; Thermostat gas governor; All bodies from 5-point to 36-point; All measures from 4 ems to 34 ems.

THE MODEL 14 LINOTYPE equipped with one, two or three magazines and an auxiliary magazine.

The Model 14 Linotype is equipped with three regular magazines and an auxiliary magazine, which adapts to an unusually wide range of work.

When equipped with the three standard magazines, each with a full font of two-letter matrices, there are 540 different characters in six different faces at the command of the operator.

Linotype Model 14 magazine arrangement
Linotype Model 14 magazine arrangement.

In addition the auxiliary magazine can be used for large display faces, advertising figures, or special character of any kind.

Any one of the three main magazines can be brought quickly into operative connection with the keyboard without the operator’s leaving his seat.

The auxiliary magazine is operated from a supplementary keyboard at the right of the operator, and is always available for immediate use.

Matrices from the auxiliary magazine can be mixed with those of any one of the main magazines.

Distribution of matrices, which is automatic, is speedy and absolutely accurate.

The Model 14’s four-mold disk permits the composition of a wide range of type faces and body sizes without change of liners.

For example, the mold pockets may carry a display mold for 36-point, a display mold for 24-point, a recessed mold for skeleton slugs from 10- to 14-point, and another regular mold for 5- to 14-point.

The operator can bring any of the molds into operative position instantly without leaving his seat.

Three molds are included with the standard equipment of this machine, and the fourth mold can be ordered extra if desired.

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