Linotype Printer; Linotype & Machinery Ltd. John St London United Kingdom; 42


Linotype Printer

About this object

Linotype used by the Te Aroha News Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd. To print the Te Aroha News newspaper


Linotype & Machinery Ltd. John St London United Kingdom

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United Kingdom


190 x 200 x 150cm (approximate WHD)

Subject and Association Description

The Te Aroha News was first printed in 1883 under the original name of The Aroha News & Upper Thames Advocate

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Austin Pye 07 Sep 2012 12:02 PM,UTC

Hi Norman. Im from Glasgow now in Ballarat Victoria. I worked for Linotype in london as sevice Engineer. I have come across a working model in Chiltern Vic. they have it on display open to the public on weekends. There is also a site on the net showing a collection of Linos being restored in Melbourne heaps of them I was quite surprised thinking they would all be scrapped but no there are the enthusiasts around keeping them going. Cheers

Norman Johnson 01 Feb 2009 15:28 PM,UTC

Good to see one of these again. I learned to use them years ago in two independent printers in Glasgow, Scotland producing local newspapers.
Funnily, the last one I saw was in the window of a newspaper printers in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia!

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