Intertypes w/ Teletypesetter

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Don Black Linecasting - Letterpress,
Hot Metal and Bindery

The Monarch is a keyboardless machine, designed specifically for tape operation. It has a casting speed which can be varied from 8 to 14 lines per minute. The Monarch is operated by the newly developed 750 impulses-per-minute Fairchild Teletypesetter Operating Unit.

The Monarch is a non-mixer linecasting machine. It may be ordered in one, two, three, or four-magazine models with standard 90-channel Intertype Visilite magazines.

A Push Button Magazine Shift shifts magazine frame from one operating position to an adjacent position in a matter of seconds by push button control.

Double-thread Distributor-screws permit feeding two matrices per revolution instead of one, thus speeding up removal of matrices from the distributor box without increasing the rate of lateral travel on the distributor bar.

The automatic double stack galley will accept up to 24 inches of slugs without attention from the monitor. When the double stack is full,  the Operating Unit is shut off automatically by the microswitch at the left end of the galley.

The Distributor Safety Microswitch shuts off the Teletypesetter Operating Unit whenever the distributor clutch is disengaged.

The loose line stop performs three functions; it shuts off the Teletypesetter Operating Units, locks the assembling elevator in normal position and prevents the second elevator from seating at transfer position. Thus the monitor can can return the loose line to casting position, set the quadder flush left and cast the short line so it will appear in first proofs for subsequent corrections.

No. 28681 was shipped early in 1960.

Equipment available for the MONARCH

  TOU 75-1   750 OPM operating Unit



Models A, B, and C Intertype machines are adaptable to Teletypesetter operation.

Model A - Single 90-channel magazine.
Model B - Two 90-channel magazines.
Model C - Three 90-channel magazines.

Selection from one magazine at a time is controlled from the keyboard, the operator must wait until matrices selected have been distributed before manually bringing any other magazine into operative relationship with the keyboard and distributor.

This change in magazine position is accomplished manually by turning a crank located above the right side of the keyboard.

A change from slow to high speed distributor was made July 21, 1921 on Intertype No. 4086.
The slow speed assembler was standardized Aprll14, 1930 on Intertype No. 10675 and up.
A new style removable banking bar was adopted in JUly 1931 on Serial Nos. 11175, 11201, 112179 11219, 11221, 11228 to 11242, 11251 and up.

90-key keyboard.

Note: When equipped with side magazines these models are known as ASM, BSM, and CSM.
Selection of matrices from the side magazine is controlled from an auxiliary keyboard located adjacent to the right side of the main keyboard, in a position to prevent installation of the Teletypesetter Operating Unit.

Accordingly, Models ASM, BSM and CSM are not adaptable to Teletypesetter control.



Model F is adaptable to Teletypesetter.

Two 90-channel Main Magazines. The set of keyboard rods is pivoted at the lower end and may be rocked to engage escapements of the lower magazine, thus permitting selection of matrices from either magazine under control of the keyboard.

Two distributors arranged to provide continuous distribution from both magazines.

90-key keyboard — shifting of the keyrod assembly is controlled manually from a lever located near the assembler slide, just above the center of the keyboard.

Note: When equipped with side magazines, this model is known as FSM. Selection of matrices from the side magazine is controlled from an auxiliary keyboard located adjacent to the right side of the main keyboard, in a position to prevent installation of the Teletypesetter operating unit.

Model FSM is not adaptable to Teletypesetter control.



The Model G (mixer) is suitable for Teletypesetter application.

The Model G mixer is not suitable for Teletypesetter when equipped with auxiliary side magazines.

The only Teletypesetter installation on G-4 mixer was at Hondo, Texas Anvil-Herald

It was later changed over to another type of linecasting machine.

The Model G Intertype mixer has either two or four main magazines. The main magazines may be any combination of standard 90-channel and wide 72-channel magazines.

The Model G Intertype is similar to the Model F mixer.


Model V

Single magazine machine.

Note: I often wondered why Linotype or a third party company didn’t put some dollars out to Intertype for the rights to the Visilite magazine –  a see thru miracle!

It would have saved many people hundreds of hours fishing around with wires and light bulbs trying to get a flat mat snagged out the back or drain many rows of mats out the front on either side of the flat mat so it could exit the front end of the magazine.

Intertype magazine had mat escapements attached to the magazine. No worry about a “pied” magazine.