LINOTYPE & LINOTIPISTI

l'arte di fondere i pensieri in piombo

 

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LA STORIA
Verso la composizione meccanica
Genesi della Linotype
L'inventore
La Linotype
Linotype in passerella
I meccanismi segreti

LINOTYPE WORKS
Italtype
Menta
Novatype

Linotype in England - L&M
Intertype

MATRICI
Come si fabbricava una matrice

Il percorso della matrice

Traldi & Simoncini

 

RICORDANDO LA LINOTYPE
In punta di penna

Musei della stampa con Linotype

Neram (Armidale, Australia)

 

CURIOSITà
Cent'anni di Linotype
Linotype in versi
Etaoin
Linotype in filatelia

Linotypistes
Linotype in mezzo al mare

Fuoritesto, foto mai viste

Donne in tastiera

LINOTIPISTI
Linotipisti italiani
Diario di un linotipista

Nostalgia
One last line of type

Scuola Grafica Salesiana

GIORNALI & LINOTYPE
La Stampa (Torino)

Gazzetta del Popolo (Torino)
Secolo XIX (Genova)
Tribuna de Lavras (Brasile)

La Nación (Argentina)

El Clarín (Argentina)

The Modesto Bee (California)

Herald & Weekly Times (Australia)

 

 

 

La posta

di Linotype & Linotipisti

 

ROMA. «Per puro caso ho visto il sito. Forse proprio un caso non è, visto che mio padre ha lavorato per molti anni nell'azienda dell'ing. Traldi e del dottor Cipriani quando era in piazza delle Crociate (Portonaccio). Mio padre si chiamava Amelio e nello stesso periodo alla Traldi ci ha lavorato anche sua sorella Mariantonia. Quando ho visto le foto sul sito mi sono emozionato. La lettura di Linotype & Linotipisti mi ha fatto risentire in mano le matrici non riuscite bene che mio padre mi dava per giocarci quando ero bambino»Maurizio Fabrizio (17 luglio 2009)

 

Linotipista con licenza di reporter

 

OULX. «Anno 1960. I dipendenti della "Gazzetta del Popolo" erano dotati di questa tessera poiché erano autorizzati ad informare la redazione qualora fossero stati presenti a fatti di cronaca. Anche questo era fare e vivere il giornale. Un abbraccio dal vecchio Franz». Francesco Nigrelli, linotipista della "Gazzetta del Popolo" e de "La Stampa" di Torino (8 maggio 2009)

 

SUNNYVALE (California). "A blessed Easter to you too, Giorgio. Have you seen the You Tube video my friend Jim Gard, Chairman of the San Jose Printers' Guild, starred in? It describes how a Linotype works. Jim is a longtime hobby printer, and several years ago started learning about Linotypes so he could restore one owned by Willys Peck, another Guild member. The video is found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gQasrMBALA". Dave Tribby, American Amateur Press Association (12 aprile 2009)

 

DENMARK (Iowa). "Hi Giorgio, I like the cartoon, but I can not understand the text, but I can understand the English language text. Thank you. But, I just think about the cartoon, what they are talking about, "We need this put here!" "No! It goes here, doesn't it?" Neat. Anyway, Thanks. I have looked at your web page a dozen time already. I try to read, but I can't, but I get the drift. The Linotype University VII Class will be held in the Working Linotype Museum and the Linotype Classroom in Denmark, Iowa, USA, "The Center of the World." I invite you to come to Denmark, Iowa, USA and be a part of the Linotype University VII classes, or you are Most Welcome to come any time you are in the USA. Denmark, Iowa is eight miles from the Mississippi River. Denmark, Iowa is eight miles north of Ft. Madison, Iowa in the Southeast Corner of Iowa. Fifteen students came to the LU VI Class in 2008. Two were here for the full class, five were here for five days, four came for four days and two came for two different days and the other two just came for a little while. Nine of the LU Students have Linotypes or Intertypes at home or they have access to a machine in their college or at a Museum where they work. The others are wanting to get a Linotype or an Intertype. Past Linotype University students are getting up to $1.35 for each and every line of type which they set, cast, proof, correct and make ready for printing at different shops in their towns they live in. That is a lot of money for a youngster, when they can set and cast over one hundred lines of type per hour.  May I ask you a question. A past Linotypist was in Italy several years ago, and she talked about seeing or listening to a Linotype in operation as she walked past a Print Shop. She was so excited to get in to see the Linotype. I believe she did and she did get to operate that Linotype. She was extremely happy to be able to do it in Italy. She came to the Museum and the Classroom here in Denmark, in 2007, and she passed away in 2008. Holly Heer was her name, if you have a Guest Book, please look and see if she had signed you Guest Book. She was an extremely intelligent lady. She had owned and operated her Weekly Hometown Newspaper, here in Iowa USA for thirty years, and it was all done with a Linotype. Thanks again for keeping in touch".

 

DENMARK (Iowa). "Hi Giorgio, Jessica White was a Linotype University VI student in 2008. Her photos are on her web page, which is at: http://picasaweb.google.com/jessica.c.white/LinotypeUniversityVI#

Please let me know your thoughts about her pictures. She is in orange tee shirt in the tenth from the last picture and in the blue tee shirt in the 9th picture, receiving her diploma. Buddy Lang is next to Jessica and I am next to Buddy". Larry J Raid, www.linotypeuniversity.org (11 aprile 2009)

 

PISA. "Mi chiamo Leonardo Pistoia e da 1 anno lavoro con la mia Linotype Menta. Cerco disperatamente delle matrici di corpo 14, con il corsivo. Guarda il mio primo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBsw7gPCWsU. Esiste un club dove iscriversi?". Leonardo Pistoia

 

Modello 4 inglese (1910) cerca padrone

 

 

FAABORG (Danimarca). "Hi Giorgio, we have been reading about you in the internet. We have a Multimagazin-Linotype-ideal Model 4a from 1910. Could this be of your interest for you. The Machine is in very fine shape. Please give us your best bid. I can send you pictures if you are interested. Med venlig hilsen / Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards," Dorthe Hansen, Sylvest Trading ApS,  dorthe@sylvest-trading.dk  www.sylvest.eu (11 gennaio 2009)

 

Corsi universitari per linotipisti: 15 allievi nel 2008

DENMARK (Iowa). "Hi Giorgio, I like the cartoon, but I can not understand the text, but I can understand the English language text. Thank you. But, I just think about the cartoon, what they are talking about, "We need this put here!" "No! It goes here, doesn't it?" Neat. Anyway, Thanks. I have looked at your web page a dozen time already. I try to read, but I can't, but I get the drift. The Linotype University VII Class will be held in the Working Linotype Museum and the Linotype Classroom in Denmark, Iowa, USA, "The Center of the World." I invite you to come to Denmark, Iowa, USA and be a part of the Linotype University VII classes, or you are Most Welcome to come any time you are in the USA. Denmark, Iowa is eight miles from the Mississippi River. Denmark, Iowa is eight miles north of Ft. Madison, Iowa in the Southeast Corner of Iowa. Fifteen students came to the LU VI Class in 2008. Two were here for the full class, five were here for five days, four came for four days and two came for two different days and the other two just came for a little while. Nine of the LU Students have Linotypes or Intertypes at home or they have access to a machine in their college or at a Museum where they work. The others are wanting to get a Linotype or an Intertype. Past Linotype University students are getting up to $1.35 for each and every line of type which they set, cast, proof, correct and make ready for printing at different shops in their towns they live in. That is a lot of money for a youngster, when they can set and cast over one hundred lines of type per hour.

"May I ask you a question. A past Linotypist was in Italy several years ago, and she talked about seeing or listening to a Linotype in operation as she walked past a Print Shop. She was so excited to get in to see the Linotype. I believe she did and she did get to operate that Linotype. She was extremely happy to be able to do it in Italy. She came to the Museum and the Classroom here in Denmark, in 2007, and she passed away in 2008. Holly Heer was her name, if you have a Guest Book, please look and see if she had signed you Guest Book. She was an extremely intelligent lady. She had owned and operated her Weekly Hometown Newspaper, here in Iowa USA for thirty years, and it was all done with a Linotype. Thanks again for keeping in touch.

"On another subject, I am very interested in High-Speed Railroading in Italy. Do your ride the railroads? Please send some  .jpg  pictures of them if you can and send some pictures of you and your shop. I enjoy them, also. I can send three at a time, if you would like to receive them, just let me know if you can and if you want some pictures from Iowa. More later. Keep on Linotyping and Letterpressing and Collecting. Sincerely, Larry Raid, www.linotypeuniversity.org (11 gennaio 2009)

 

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Idea, grafica e realizzazione di

Giorgio Coraglia

 

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 SUNNYVALE (California). "Many thanks for sending me the envelope full of interesting information about the 160th anniversary of the "Gazzetta del Popolo" cylinder press. It looks as if there was a wonderful celebration. I took the papers to last month's meeting of the San Jose Printers' Guild, and everyone enjoyed looking them over -- particularly the linoleum block print. One of the Guild members has Italian relatives, and he was able to help translate some of the items. I hope 2009 is going well for you, and you are looking forward to a great year". Dave Tribby, American Amateur Press Association (3 gennaio 2009)

 

 

DUBLIN (Eire). "Dear Giorgio, Congratulations on ten years of your website. It's a great achievement, and it brings all the "brothers in lead" together from all over the world. It makes me proud to belong to the fraternity. I wish you all continued success. Thank you for keeping in touch with me, and a special thanks for the Christmas card I received from you. Very Best Wishes. Yours fraternally." Karl Vogelsang, Library assistant Royal Irish Academy (8 gennaio 2009)
 

«Congratulazioni per dieci anni del tuo sito web. E' una grande conquista che unisce i "fratelli di piombo" di tutto il mondo. Io sono orgoglioso di appartenere alla fraternità. Ti auguro un successo continuo. Grazie per restare in contatto con me, e un ringraziamento speciale per la carta di Natale che ho ricevuto da voi. I migliori auguri. Fraternamente». Karl Vogelsang

 

BRUINO (Torino). «Ho passato dalle 4 di mattina alle otto (sempre di mattina) quasi con le lacrime agli occhi.... Quanti ricordi si sono affacciati alla memoria, quante persone ho riconosciuto nel sito, quante cose mi sono riaffiorate alla memoria.... Non pensavo mai più di avere un risveglio così intenso... emozionante, favoloso. Grazie per questo... bagno di piombo. Saluti e auguri anche a te per l’anno nuovo». Armando Pennica (8 gennaio 2009)

 

MONTEVIDEO (Uruguay). Estimado Giorgio, felicitaciones por el aniversario. Y muy buena la pagina web. Muy completa e interesante. Le deseo un muy buon Año. A las ordednes". Carlos Scorovich, linotipo (8 gennaio 2009)

 

CRESPO (Entre Rios - Argentina) . "Gracias Caro Amico Giorgio. He recibido su saludo por correo y deseo para usted y sus seres amados un año 2009 con salud y esperanza. Dios lo bendiga por el excelente trabajo que realiza para que las nuevas generaciones del mundo entero no olviden lo que fue, para la evolución de la humanidad, la máquina linotipo. Porque la comunicación es indispensable para el crecimiento de las ciencias y las artes, y la linotipo la hizo crecer notablement. Un cordial abrazo". Luis Jacobi, editore Semanario "Paralelo 32" (8 gennaio 2009)

 

FERNDALE (Washington). "I am a member of the Ferndale Historical Society in Ferndale, Washington. In our collection we have a Linotype Model 15. I am trying to find information about it and was referred to you. Do you have any information on this model or can you direct me to a possible source". Brent Goodrich (8 dicembre 2008)

 

CLIFFSIDE PARK (New Jersey). "Soy Pablo, un hombre de 64 años, originario de El Salvador. Aprendí el Arte Tipográfico en Los Talleres Salesianos del Colegio Santa Cecilia, de Santa Tecla, El Salvador. Allí aprendí a operar la Linotipo (modelo 61), de 4 magazines. Luego trabajé en los talleres de El Diario de Hoy, de San Salvador, El Salvador, Centro-América. Abandoné ese trabajo el año 1969, en tanto que la nueva tecnología iba sustituyendo el trabajo de la linotipo (grabados, computadora, etc.). Estudié, gracias a la linotipo, y me gradué de Abogado. El arte tipográfico ha sido una experiencia extraordinaria en mi vida. El haber conocido la Linotipo marcó cierta seguridad en mi existencia, pues el operar la máquina que siempre me maravilló, conocer su mecanisno, cuidarla, desarmarla y armarla, me dio tanto gozo, que aunque hayan pasado muchos años, rememoro aquellos momentos que pasé en medio del sonido singular de la Linotipo en movimiento.  Los curas eran de la congregación Salesiana fundada por Giovanni Bosco. Arrivedercci. Me gustaría aprender italiano". Pablo A Hernandez (30 gennaio 2008)

 

FIRENZE. «Sono uno dei “tanti” ex che hanno avuto a che fare con il piombo fuso per la composizione tipografica con la mitica Linotype. Venuto a conoscenza di questo, tramite un amico di Torino. Mi ha inviato una pagina di Specchio (non so di che periodo), sulla quale viene riportato l'articolo di Giorgio Coraglia sulla rumorosa e affascinante macchina compositrice che per anni ha occupato “una rara razza di persone”. Mi immedesimo in quella rara razza e vorrei sapere qualcosa di più di questa organizzazione di ex  e chiedo se nel 2008 vi sarà qualche raduno di “compositori di piombo” per rivivere alcune ore di ricordi ormai lontani. Un saluto, e con l'occasione delle prossime festività, un augurio sincero e non pesante come era il piombo delle pagine che ho composto per tanti anni». Roberto Gianuzzi (4 dicembre 2007)

 

 

 

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