Year: 2022

Linotype Mystery Parts

On the Linotype at the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum, there are a couple of parts that I can’t find in any of the parts manuals I have: There is a lug on the slide that transfers the matrices from

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BOUND Book Arts Fair, Sunday December 11th, in Toronto

After a couple years of COVID hiatus, the BOUND Book Arts Fair is back! This year’s Fair will be held from 10:30am to 4:30pm at the Arts & Letters Club located at 14 Elm Street, near Yonge & Dundas in

Progress on the Mackenzie Printery’s Linotype (Second Elevator Transfer, part 3)

Well, this was a real easy diagnosis! Previously I noted that, on the Linotype at the Mackenzie Printery, the safety interlock that stops the machine if the transfer from the first to the second elevator did not appear to be

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Progress on the Mackenzie Printery’s Linotype (Distributor Jams)

As previously mentioned, I’m trying to get the Linotype at the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum up and running again. I’ve had to fix several problems, and here are the details on one of the problems:

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Progress on the Mackenzie Printery’s Linotype (Second Elevator Transfer, part 2)

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Linotype at the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum is having problems with the horizontal transfer from the first elevator to the second elevator. On Saturday I adjusted the alignment between the first

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Progress on the Mackenzie Printery’s Linotype (Second Elevator Transfer)

As previously mentioned, I’m trying to get the Linotype at the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum up and running again. I’ve had to fix several problems, and here are the details on one of the problems:

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Progress on the Mackenzie Printery’s Linotype (Stuck Keyboard Cams)

As previously mentioned, I’m trying to get the Linotype at the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum up and running again. I’ve had to fix several problems, and here are the details on one of the problems: The keyboard cams, which

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Progress on the Mackenzie Printery’s Linotype (Rough Delivery Slide)

As previously mentioned, I’m trying to get the Linotype at the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum up and running again. I’ve had to fix several problems, and here are the details on one of the problems: The transfer of the

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Progress on the Mackenzie Printery’s Linotype (1st Elevator Hang)

As previously mentioned, I’m trying to get the Linotype at the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum up and running again. I’ve had to fix several problems, and here are the details on one of the problems: During the Linotype’s casting

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Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Fair

After a year or two off due to COVID-19, the Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Fair is on again next month! There will be fewer vendors than previously to maintain physical distancing, but we will have a table there

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