A Monotype Composition Caster in action

This short video shows one of the composition casters at the Alembic Press in action during a workshop in 2008. This particular caster, serial 29472, is dated 1968, and is run by a single phase electric motor. The caster is fitted with unit shift, slow speed gearbox, and unit adding (though as yet the Alembic Press has not used the latter function).

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Film taken by Ricky Lee Brawn July 2008. This page created by David Bolton 2 October 2008.