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The Linotype Forum


Dave's Linotype website has now become "Metal Type" - Links below

Metal Type - Yesterday's Technology . . . Today!

Please feel free to browse the old posts, but new posts should be made in the "Metal Type" Forum (Link below)

Subject: Old Linotype Operator

Raymond M. Loomis
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Date Posted: 02:11:50 06/19/01 Tue

My name is Ray Loomis and I live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. I first ran a Linotype in 1947. I am of course now retired from such work. However, I do get to still work on the Linotype at the “Museum of Industry” here in Baltimore.
Every Saturday for the last nine years I have been a volunteer at the Museum demonstrating to the visitors the way type was set before the computer came along. Our machine is an 1930 Model 8 Linotype. It is in good condition and cast very good type. If you ever get to Baltimore look us up. The museum is on Key Highway not far from Fort McHenry the birthplace of the U.S. flag. We are also only about 1 and 1/2 miles from where Ottmar Mergenthaler invented the Linotype. Thank you for letting me tell you my story. Ray Loomis, 2414 Saratoga Ave., Baltimore, MD 21227. Email address is Rloom@aol.com.
Subject: Seek a working Lino to film in PA/NJ/DEL, etc.

Gary L. Gehman
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Date Posted: 20:58:20 08/10/02 Sat

I am making a film (video) on the mechanism of the linotype and would like to locate a working machine and operator to participate in this project. Ideally, this would be somewhere not too far from my home in Philadelphia, PA.

All pointers and suggestions wlecome. Please reply by email to: glgehman@magic-bullet.com


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Date Posted: 07:00:48 09/16/01 Sun

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