Monotype Information

Nozzles for Monotype Equipment

This information is taken from Monotype Technical Bulletins 51 and 78, the Monotype Book of Information 1970, various Monotype Caster and Super Caster Manuals, Monotype's leaflet on Casting Good Type, and drawings at the Type Museum.

Monotype nozzles are for either a narrow (7/8") or wide (1¼") pump body. Drill diameters for holes, and lower hole lengths, are shown in inches, and then in millimetres. Serial numbers are H for composition and type & rule casters, and SH for super caster.

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Nozzle No.17
Note: 1/16=0.0625", 1/8=0.125", 3/16=0.1875", 3/32=0.09375", 13/64=0.203", 7/32=0.219", 19/64=0.297", 10/32=0.313"
 
NozzlePumpSerialUseDrill
upper
mmDrill
lower
mmLower hole
length
mmComment
 
17/814H
12SH
Composition Type 9-14pt
Quads 9-14pt
0.0621.750.123.052 3/1655.56Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969. Earlier range was 6-12pt. Earlier length was 1 7/8. Superseded in 1960 by Nozzle 16
27/8a14H2
12SH1
Display Type 14-36pt0.123.050.123.05  Superseded in 1960 by Nozzle 17
37/812SH6Lead & Rule 1-3pt old mould and 4pt new mould0.0621.750.1523.862 5/6452.78 
47/812SH2Quotes 4x4-4x20.2135.40.2135.4   
512SH3Display Type 42-72pt
Furniture 24-72pt
Quotes 6x6-6x5
0.2135.40.3027.672 1/853.97Use nozzle 6 for thin spaces
612SH4Quotes 6x4-5x2
and thin spaces
0.123.050.123.05  Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969
77/812SH7Experimental0.123.050.123.05  Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969
812SH5Lead/rule 12-18pt0.123.050.123.05  For 10pt and over (see also nos. 10,11)
97/814H7
12SH14
Thin spaces0.0290.730.123.052 5/1658.74Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969
107/812SH11Lead/rule 1-3pt0.0621.750.184.752 17/6457.55 
117/812SH13Lead/rule 4-8pt0.0822.080.1523.862 5/6452.78An improved nozzle introduced in 1951
127/8b14H
b12SH1
 0.0621.750.1253.052 3/1655.56Superseded by 16. Stainless steel, otherwise as 1
137/8c14H2
a12SH1
 0.123.050.123.05  Same as 2 but corrosion resistant (stainless steel)
147/8a14H4Lead/rule0.0621.750.123.052 5/6452.78Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969
157/814H32Multigraph strip0.0621.750.123.05   
167/8c14H
c12SH
Comp Type 6-8pt
Quads 5-8pt
0.0621.750.0932.362 3/1655.56Replaced Nozzle 1 in 1960, has smaller lower bore
177/8d14H
d12SH
 0.0621.750.0932.362 3/1655.56Same as 16, but corrosion resistant (stainless steel)
18         For U.S. use, for type under 9pt
19         For U.S. use, in lieu of no.2
20         For U.S. use, in lieu of no.14
21         For U.S. use, on the Super caster with series 200,000 moulds
22         For U.S. use, in lieu of no.18
237/8a14H7
a12SH14
 0.0290.730.123.052 5/1658.74For high-grade metal - replaces no.9
247/8g14H 0.062 0.125 2 13/64 Replaces no.16
257/8h14H 0.062 0.125   For high-grade metal - replaces no.24


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This page was written by David Bolton and last updated 4 January 2012.