The Last Day Of Hot Type At The NY Times.

Here’s a film of the last day of using linotype machines at the NY Times.

It’s interesting to see the two stage process for manufacturing the Times printing plates in 1978.  At the time the Times was probably the largest newspaper in the world.  It was also beset by the ongoing woes of NYC.  In any case, the ongoing evolution of technology has made everything in this film, including the new typeset system at the end, obsolete and long gone.

Here’s another post I did about linotype machines.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/the-way-type-used-to-be-set/

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2 comments

  1. penneyvanderbilt · May 22, 2016

    Reblogged this on Crazy Pasta Child.

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  2. penneyvanderbilt · May 22, 2016

    OOOOhhhhhhh getting old. Remember LINOTYPE

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