The Linotype and Intertype keyboards were different in each country. As far as could be traced, this comparison hasn't been documented before. This page compares the differences between the different countries.

The American Keyboard (English)

Source: Mergenthaler Linotype Company. (1959). “Useful matrix information 4th edition.” New York: Brooklyn.

The Belgian Keyboard (Dutch)

Source: our own machines

The French Keyboard (French)

Source: Société Linotype Belge (s.a.) (s.d.) “Étude du clavier de la Linotype et conseils aux débutants.” Belgium: Brussels.

The Swiss Keyboard (German)

Source: the machines at Typorama, Switzerland

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