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28574Re: Linotype, was Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Re: Analog Computers - General- Navy Computer- linotype

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  • Dave McGuire
    Dec 11, 2012
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      On 12/11/2012 01:19 AM, joshbensadon wrote:
      >> I helped rescue a linotype for the System Source vintage computer
      >> collection vintagecomputer.net/linotype/
      >>
      >> I had to disassemble to get into my car, took five trips. It took
      >> me almost two hours to re-assemble and run a few test prints. More
      >> complicated that they look.
      >
      > That must have been a lot of fun. Did you have to make many notes on
      > how things were disassembled?
      >
      > I was just a kid when I went with my dad to move one of these, so I
      > don't remember much. But when I was watching the Linotype film with
      > my dad, he went on to give me all kinds of details regarding tricks
      > and pitfalls during re-assembly of these machines.
      >
      > Two hours to reassemble? That's not long at all! I guess it depends
      > on how much was disassembled?

      Uhh, yeah. You got snookered. ;)

      > Good to see guys here with ink and metal in their blood!

      It's good stuff!

      -Dave

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      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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