Technical literature on the Linotype & Intertype (and the Teletypesetter). Also third party, related and ancillary equipment. A cross-reference / index to the locations of Teletypesetter material (which due to the nature of the TTS system is scattered in many places).
This includes material that I have scanned and reprinted, links to material reprinted by others, and some bibliographic references for material not yet reprinted.
It also includes some engineering drawings by former manufacturers (Star Parts, Mergenthaler) and a few contemporary individuals making reproduction/replacement parts. In theory these should probably be in their own section, but they're so heavily cross-linked with parts books that it seemed better to put them here.
Matrix Data, Specimens, & Typography
Matrix information and identification for Linotype-compatible matrices. Specimen books and individual specimens. Typographical education by the manufacturers.
The Teletypesetter & Related Topics
General, Historical, & Business Studies
Linotype/Intertype FAQs, Myths, & Misconceptions.
A Business Timeline of the Composing Linecaster Industry (all machines, but mostly Linotype and Intertype). Studies of the business histories of the various manufacturers. (US, UK, CA, with a bit on DE.)
A Timeline of Composing Linecaster Technical Development (all machines, but mostly Linotype and Intertype). Chart(s) of Machine Models and Development (Linotype only, so far). Studies of the individual models of the various manufacturers. (US, UK, CA, with a bit on DE.)
Note: Studies of the lesser-known composing linecasters will go here. These include both machines which were to some degree successful (e.g., the Rogers Typograph, the Monoline, the Linograph) as well as those which were not.
[NOT DONE] The Linograph is almost forgotten today, and only a few survive. Before the Second World War, however, it was a serious competitor to the Linotype and Intertype.
Beals' Printing-Bar Machine
[Just a place-holder] Huss catalog No. 178, p. 189.
Apparently distinct from "Beals' Apparatus", a tape-controlled direct-impression machine.
Our Composing Linecasters
[NOT BACK ONLINE; for a quick interim look, see A Quick Look.] Linotypes and Intertypes at CircuitousRoot.
Our Composing Linecaster Auxiliaries
[NOT ONLINE YET] Linotype/Intertype maintenance tools and auxliary machines. [Margach Lino-Slug Shear.]
Our Teletypesetter Equipment
[NOT ONLINE YET] Teletypesetter Corp., Fairchild Graphics Equipment, and third-party Teletypesetter compatible and competitive machinery at CircuitousRoot. Include 6-level variants of multi-level equipment (e.g., the BRPE-18 punch).
For Teletype (5-level) equipment, see CircuitousRoot's Teletype Equipment
A 2008 search of the USPTO records indicated that while "LINOTYPE" remains a trademark in category 9 for software and typefaces, the original trademark in category 7 for a "machine for producing type bars" / "typesetting machine" (registered 1909-06-29) had expired in both its original and later registrations
A 2008 search of the USPTO records indicated that the trademark "INTERTYPE", originally registered 1913-06-03, was expired.
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