linecasting machine

linecasting machine

[′līn‚kast·iŋ mə‚shēn]
(graphic arts)
A composing machine which assembles a line of type, casts it, and distributes the matrices to a magazine.
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Mergenthaler built his first linecasting machine in 1884 and continued to make improvements almost until his death in 1899.
They marched to the tune of Linotype matrixes tumbling into the assembler of the linecasting machine.
Mastering the cumbersome, often balky linecasting machine took time and tenacity.