Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Linotype
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> From: "Dave McGuire" <Mcguire@...>was wrong, perhaps
> Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:43 PM
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> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Linotype
> On 12/11/2012 03:32 PM, Neil Cherry wrote:
> >> Umm, yeah. I had a good laugh about the 5 car trips, knew something
> >> Bill didn't know what a Linotype was?. Then I saw on the last line ofhis post that he did
> >for the
> > I think I worked with one once (or part of one). It handled the photos
> > AP and we had to interface to it. 25v dc +/- centronics interface. Iwas told
> > it dated to the late 1940. The thing stunk like vinegar only stronger.Did anyone see the photos of the Linotype I rescued? "Line o(f) Type"
> Linotypes don't deal with photos and have no electronics other than
> that required to drive a single large AC motor and an operator's lamp.
> They are textual typesetters, 100% mechanical, designed well over a
> century ago. They use no chemicals other than lubricating oil.
> You are likely thinking of a Linotronic phototypesetter or some sort
> of copy camera system.
- 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