ARTENGAR

ARTENGAR

The International Typesetting Machine Company started around 1912 with the production of the Intertype, an machine resembling the Linotype but with many improvements. During the years, they built several models. An overview is found below. If a certain model was extended with aditional side magazines, then the letters s.-m. (side-magazine) were added to the model number.

Model A

The model A was a machine with one magazine and one distributor.

Model B

The model B is a machine identical to the model A, but had two magazines.

Model C

The model C is a machine identical to the model A, but had three magazines.

Four Deck Model C (Streamlined)

This machine is an extension of the model C and has four magazines with 90 channels.

The 'streamlined' points out that all the moving parts are shielded, and that additional technical improvements were made.

An Intertype C4

Model D

The model D is a machine identical to the model C, but is constructed in such a way that longer lines could be cast (The Dutch Literature mentions 'longer than 28 augustijn').

Model E (mixer)

The model E has two main magazines and a double distributor.

Model F

The model F is an improvement of the model E, replacing the model E. It is lower in height.

Four Deck Model F (Streamlined)

This machine is an extension of the model F and has four magazines. It is compareable to the American Linotype model 29.

The 'streamlined' points out that all the moving parts are shielded, and that additional technical improvements were made.

Model G

The model G is identical to model F, except that one magazine has 72 channels suited for larger type sizes.

Four Deck Model G (Streamlined)

This machine is an extension of the model G with has four magazines with 90 or 72 channels. A lamp shines when there are matrices in the distribution, warning the operator that the magazines cannot be changed yet.

The 'streamlined' points out that all the moving parts are shielded, and that additional technical improvements were made.

Model H

This model is intended for the advertising industry due to its 72 channel magazines. It has one distributor and three magazines.

Four Deck Model H (Streamlined)

This machine is an extension of the model F and has four magazines with 72 channels.

sources

  1. ABEL, O.R., & STRAW, W.A. (1956). Mechanism of the Linotype and Intertype. Brookings Lebawarts Press: South Dakota.
  2. DE JONG I.C.H. (1947). Handboek voor den lino en intertypezetter (manual for the Linotype and Intertype operator).



c 2022 Maarten Renckens. All rights reserved.