MODEL 31 LINOTYPE
The Model 31 Linotype succeeds theMode~ 8 and is
excellent for Teletypesetter application It is accepted
as a standard “straight matter” composing machine.
The Model 31 may be equipped with from one to four
standard magazines. They may be moved into
operative relationship with the keyboard and single
distributor by means of a manually operated magazine
shifting mechanism, controlled from a crank located
above the right edge of the keyboard. One full
revolution of this crank moves the next adjacent
magazine into operative position. This crank in its
lowest position is substantially in line with the top of
the key buttons in row No.1.
The Model 31 is equipped with a single distributor.
It is also equipped with a new style intermediate
distributor driving pulley.
The "two-in-one" feature permits the use of both 72
and 90-channel magazines, a selector is provided so that the distributor mechanism and assembler
front may be automatically changed from 72 to 90-channel arrangements as the magazines are shifted
into operative position.
This machine is equipped with a new style assembling elevator. This elevator has an entirely new front plate (D-5139) of heavier construction and is secured to the back plate (D-5140) by means of two
screws (one D-5124 and one E-38). No dowels are used.
The assembling elevator gate on this new design is adjustable at both its right and left ends.
The Model 31 also has a movable delivery channel aligning piece and EM-EN- thin space release.
The Model 31 has a single 90-key swinging keyboard.