Linotype Model 31

Linotype Model 31 (HMJOA)

Location: Washington, DC 20005
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.267', W 77° 2.067'

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Line-Casting Machine

The Linotype was introduced in Baltimore in 1883 by Ottmar Mergenthaler, a German-born inventor. By replacing hand-set type with machine-set type, the speed of composition was vastly increased by this important advance in printing.

This machine saw more than a half century's service molding lines of type from molten metal in the Washington Post's composing room. It is representative of the very heart of the "hot type" newspaper production process which was used at the Post from 1888 to 1980.
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HM NumberHMJOA
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323588 N 4308140
Decimal Degrees38.90445000, -77.03445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.267', W 77° 2.067'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 16.02" N, 77° 2' 4.02" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1125 15th St NW, Washington DC 20005, US
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