The Monotype System: A Book for Owners & Operators of Monotypes

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Lanston monotype machine Company, 1912 - Monotype - 294 pages
 

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Page 122 - The best kind of originality is that which comes after a sound apprenticeship ; that which shall prove to be the blending of a firm conception of all useful precedent and the progressive tendencies of an able mind." These quaintly flavored words I find in a catalogue of printers' type ! " For, let a man be as able and original as he may, he cannot afford to discard knowledge of what has gone before or what is now going on in his own trade and profession.
Page 1 - It is the only machine that delivers new type in justified lines on ordinary galleys, handling straight and tabular matter with equal facility, and its product is corrected and made up the same as movable or foundry type. The keyboard arrangement is similar to that attached to any universal typewriter. A moving strip of paper unwinds from one spool and winds around another, in its course...
Page 36 - The Em Rack 4KB1 is driven by a PINION on the SHAFT of the UNIT WHEEL and, therefore, the movement of the RACK is proportional to the movement of the UNIT WHEEL. Thus, when a seven-unit character is struck, the WHEEL revolves seven spaces and the RACK moves, to the right, seven-eighteenths of an em. This movement of the RACK is measured, on the EM SCALE, by the EM-RACK POINTER 4KB3.
Page 35 - Rack b26KBl is the second member of the UNIT WHEEL escapement, the PAWL being the first. When a KEY is depressed, the RACK moves up and engages the WHEEL, and, after the Rack is fully seated in the Wheel, the PAWL lifts, permitting the UNIT WHEEL to revolve and drive the UNIT RACK to the right.
Page 38 - Scale (Fig. 20, page 42) indicates the number of justifying spaces in the line, just as the EM SCALE shows the number of ems. The lines that run around the surface of the SCALE divide it into twenty rings and each indicates a justifying space exactly the same as each graduation on the EM SCALE indicates a half-em.
Page 33 - Speaking broadly, the counting mechanism includes (fl) the unit registering mechanism, which measures the width of each character as struck (in units of the set of its face), and adds this number of units to the sum of the units of the characters preceding it in the line, in order that the counting mechanism may indicate the amount...
Page 77 - The unit registering mechanism measures the width of each character as struck (in units of the set of its face) and adds this number of units to the sum of the units of the characters preceding it in the line, in order that the counting mechanism may indicate the amount required to complete the line.
Page 37 - Its chief function is to measure the amount required to complete the line, and therefore, since the EM RACK moves to the right as the line progresses, its zero is at the right end. The...
Page 15 - The NORMAL WEDGE which controls the width (set size) of the characters. This moves from right to left with the MATRIX CASE to present a different WEDGE position to the MOLD for each different numbered row in the MATRIX CASE diagram. Fig. 9. explanation of the sizing mechanism, "Set Size...
Page 34 - Consider first that portion of the counting mechanism that registers the unit width of the characters as their KEYS are struck. Reduced to its simplest terms this consists of the UNIT WHEEL a35KBl (Plate I) and an escapement to regulate the amount the WHEEL revolves when a KEY is struck.

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