The Mechanism of the Linotype; A Complete and Practical Treatise on the Installation, Operation and Care of the Linotype, for the Novice as Well as the Experienced Operator

The Mechanism of the Linotype; A Complete and Practical Treatise on the Installation, Operation and Care of the Linotype, for the Novice as Well as the Experienced Operator

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...any body from five to fourteen point. We have here the two-mold disks, or, in other words, a separate mold for each matrix body used in these magazines. There are fourmold disks in use on many machines. The universal mold is now applied to all machines. "The universal mold disk has a long, narrow slot through which the ejector blades may be removed and inserted when it is turned into proper position. In the latter mold the upper portion or cap (Fig. 35) is movable, and to change from one size of body to another it is only necessary to loosen the three screws and remove both liners and insert those of the proper thickness, the liners being held in place by the pressure from three screws in the rim of the disk, which can be tightened down on the movable cap. "I have to change this machine, which carries a stationary mold," continued the Machinist, " so if you will pay attention, I'll explain how it is done. "The controlling Lever to the left of the keyboard must be pushed back and the vise lowered. Back the cam sufficiently by pushing against the firstelevator cam (No. i) to allow the ejector lever to be moved forward by its handle, which stands above the cams of the machine. When the ejector lever is Fig. 3S-Universal Mold. pressed forward it causes the ejector blade to project through the mold (Fig. 36). If the blade does not advance easily, turn the mold disk slightly while pressing forward on the ejector lever. The ejector should project only about an inch beyond the mold face. Now, reach your right hand in alongside the mold slide and grasp the releasing lever and draw it to you. The ejector can now be withdrawn. "As we are changing from a long to a shorter slug, the smaller ejector can now be inserted...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744217
  • 9781236744210