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2 edition of Lanston Monotype casting machine found in the catalog.

Lanston Monotype casting machine

Lanston Monotype Corporation.

Lanston Monotype casting machine

instructions regarding its adjustment, etc., for the use of operators.

by Lanston Monotype Corporation.

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Published in London .
Written in English


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Lanston Monotype in England and Lanston Monotype in America were always a separate corporate entity. TOLBERT LANSTON'S. It was not uncommon to set text in one city, sending the spool to another for casting. Such as book publishing, particularly on the Duplex Keyboard. Monotype caster. The Lanston Monotype Machine Company was founded by Tolbert Lanston in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Lanston had a patented mechanical method of punching out metal types from cold strips of metal which were set (hence typesetting) into a matrix for the printing Lanston patented the first hot metal typesetting machine and Monotype .

One of the books I recently acquired from Don Black has the rather bland title Function and Operation of the Casting Machine but after reading this book, I see how the subtitles reveal its true importance: Including Supplementary Equipment and A Supplement to “Casting Machine Adjustments” Published As the subtitles suggest, this book, published in April of , . Monotype is the trademark name for types cast using equipment manufactured by Lanston Monotype Company. It was designed to be cast quickly using soft metal, but to have the flexibility of hand-composition, rather than the line-cast method of Linotype, Intertype, and Ludlow casters.

25 results for linotype machine Save linotype machine to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Unfollow linotype machine to stop getting updates on your eBay Feed.   In my introduction to my book Tolbert Lanston and the Monotype: The Origin of Digital Typesetting (University of Tampa Press, ), I noted that a whole lot of “stuff” was left out of the book intentionally. Paul Moxon has asked me just what that “extra stuff” might be. Well, the Monotype is a complex piece of equipment with dozens and dozens of specialized, .


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Lanston Monotype casting machine by Lanston Monotype Corporation. Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Illustrations of the Parts of the Monotype Casting Machine with their Names and Symbols." This is the "Plate Book" (i.e., illustrated parts list) for Lanston Monotype casting machine book Lanston Monotype Composition Caster and the Lanston Monotype Type-&-Rule Caster. 11th edition. (Philadelphia, PA: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, ).

The Lanston Monotype Machine Company was founded by Tolbert Lanston in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Lanston had a patented mechanical method of punching out metal types from cold strips of metal which were set (hence typesetting) into a matrix for the printing Lanston patented the first hot metal typesetting machine and Monotype issued Modern Founded: ; years ago (as.

Later refinements led to the Monotype casting machine and the emergence of the Lanston Monotype Company as one of the most renowned type supply companies in the world. The Monotype caster was revolutionary and along with other automated typesetting machines helped to usher in a new age of printing technology.

The Monotype system is a system for printing by hot-metal typesetting from a keyboard. The two most significant differences from the competing Linotype machine are. It is divided into two machines, the Monotype keyboard and the Monotype caster, which communicate by perforated paper is not necessary to have the same number of each machine.

The company was registered on 13 December, to acquire manufacturing and selling rights for the United Kingdom of the Lanston monotype type casting and setting machine. [1] First of the Limited Fount Monotype machines delivered to Gibson Brothers in Washington D.C. and to Wyman and Sons in London.

Together with the Linotype machine that used the same principle for quicker newspaper publications, the Monotype revolutionized the business of printing. On this day, June 7, in Tolbert Lanston patented his first monotype mechanical typesetting device, the first machine-set type since Gutenberg’s movable type invention.

Monotype, (trademark), in commercial printing, typesetting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston in that produces type in individual characters, unlike Linotype, which sets type an entire line at a time.A Monotype machine consists Lanston Monotype casting machine book a key keyboard, a caster, and a replaceable matrix case divided into quadrants, each holding one complete type font.

A typographical specimen booklet containing borders and ornaments for casting on the Lanston Monotype Composition Caster, Lanston Monotype Type-Caster, Lanston Monotype Giant Caster and Monotype-Thompson Type-Caster. This booklet is from a Lanston Monotype specimen book (binder) bearing the general title "Monotype Type Faces.".

But the last new type casting machine design in the West was the Monotype Super Caster ofand new production of all Western type casting machines had stopped by the end of the s.

The last new design in Asia appears to have been either the Hakko or improved models of the Man-Nen in the s. In Lanston abandoned the concept of stamping letter shapes into cold metal and introduced casting techniques.

Within a year he had developed a version of this idea called the "Hot-Metal Machine." For this he obtained US Patentgranted in According to the best book on the history of American Monotype, Hopkins, Tolbert Lanston. (Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, ). The icon at left links to a presentation of this work on The Internet Archive, where it may be read online conveniently.

Here is a local copy of the PDF ( Megabytes): lanston-monotype-casting. "Lanston Monotype Machine Company was founded by Tolbert Lanston in Washington D.C., USA, in Lanston had a patented mechanical method of punching out metal types from cold strips of metal which were set (hence typesetting) into a matrix for the printing press.

In Lanston patented the. Lanston Monotype Typesetting Machines still pump out lead daily. Some of these Monotype Machines continue to earn their keep, feeding families. Other Monotypes are run by former operators, or enthusiast who tinker in barns or basements.

Then those wonderful fine press folk plying their trade of book building. This page is dedicated to them. Only in the 20th century were practical methods of machine setting invented, which leveraged on previous advances in machine casting of type.

Hot Metal Composition: Machine Composition Monotype. The workhorse for book-work machine typesetting was the Lanston Monotype.

It cast individual sorts as needed and assembled them at an assigned width. English Monotype Publication. We presently do not have a scan of this publication available online.

Monotype-Thompson Type-Caster Parts Price List ( Revision) This is an un-illustrated parts list (with prices) for the Thompson published in (revised ) by the Lanston Monotype Machine Company. The Linotype machine (/ ˈ l aɪ n ə t aɪ p / LYNE-ə-type) was a "line casting" machine used in printing sold by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company and related companies.

It was a hot metal typesetting system that cast blocks of metal type for individual uses. Linotype became one of the mainstay methods to set type, especially small-size body text, for newspapers, magazines. Carl Schlesinger's Biography of Ottmar Merganthaler () effectively told the story of the Linotype, but Hopkins's book is the first full account of the Monotype and its creator.

Lanston aspired to devise a machine that would allow automated typesetting without sacrificing quality in typography or : Jeffrey Mifflin. The Lanston Monotype Machine Company was founded by Tolbert Lanston in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Lanston had a patented mechanical method of punching out metal types from cold strips of metal which were set (hence typesetting) into a matrix for the printing Lanston patented the first hot metal typesetting machine and Monotype issued Modern.

Note that the machines manufactured by the Monotype Corporation in the U.K. differ in many respects from those manufactured by the Lanston Monotype Machine Company in the U.S.A. UK Monotype Composition and Type & Rule Caster Book of Parts of the Monotype Casting Machine Lanston Monotype Corporation, Fetter Lane, London, 4th ed, n.d.

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Tolbert Lanston, inventor of the Monotype, was born in Troy, Ohio in After serving in the Civil War, he worked in Washington for the government.

In he began experimenting & building a device to set and cast type, based on perforations on a cylinder which controlled weaving and tabular machine operations.The Monotype Converts to Hot-Metal Casting CE In Tolbert Lanston of Washington, D.C., the American inventor of the typesetting machine that would later be called Monotype, obtained a patent for a typesetting system based on hot-metal casting.jan - Monotype system was create by Tolbert Lanston in "set of two machines, the Monotype keyboard and the Monotype caster, which are used to typeset printed matter.".