Linotype, was Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Re: Analog Computers - General- Navy Computer- linotype
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:
>That must have been a lot of fun. Did you have to make many notes on how things were disassembled?
> I helped rescue a linotype for the System Source vintage computer
> 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.
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?
Good to see guys here with ink and metal in their blood!
- On 12/15/2012 03:17 PM, Jeff Jonas wrote:
> I took calligraphy with Don Kunz my final year at The Cooper Union,Calligraphy is cool. I was interested in it years ago but never went
> so I considered typography an enemy or competition to the human touch
> of calligraphy (but I had no time for any courses from the <a
> href=http://lubalincenter.cooper.edu/>Lubalin typography center</a>).
> Sadly, my handwriting & calligraphy has deteriorated over the years,
> so I'm totally dependent on technology for word processing & web
anywhere with it, but I still love to see it.
> 2 of my AT&T co-workers were from Varityper, so they knew programmingNice. ;) I worked at a company about 23 years ago that did a lot of
> AND typesetting/typography. It was common to hear them complaining of
> the laser printer's awful fonts and ligature/kerning problems in
publishing work for large-scale directories and stuff like that. We did
our camera-ready output on a Varityper VT600. I loved that machine.
Its fonts weren't THAT bad...If you want bad fonts and awful-looking
output, look at the garbage generated by MS Word! I have bellybutton
lint that knows more about typography than those developers.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA