Monotype Super Caster

Monotype Super Caster
Monotype Super Caster

Where the composition caster was designed for continuous texts, this machine was designed for those essential but one-off bits of work.  While the machine could not be driven by punched tape, the range of products went well beyond the composition caster and included —

  • Type, spaces, borders and ornaments from 4½pt to 72pt
  • Leads and rules of between 1pt and 18pt
  • Strip borders at 6, 8, 10, 12 and 18pt
  • Clumps and dashes of 9 to 16picas
  • Furniture in 24, 36, 48, 60 and 72point
  • Quotations in these sizes (picas): 6 x 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2; 5 x 5, 4, 3 and 2; 4 x 4, 3 and 2

Specifications

Weight 1678lbs
Working Area 7′ x 7′
Electricity consumption 2.25 units/hour
Speeds 4½ – 144 rpm (depending on type size)
Driving pulley 14″
Motor ¾  horsepower
Electric Heating Funditor or Rototherm
Pot capacity 85 lbs

Accessories

While this is a Jack of all trades machine, there were still a small number of attachments —

  • Air Blower: to cool the matrices used
  • Furniture Trimmer: to remove any imperfections from the furniture mould
  • Thin space cutter: this bench-top device was to cut thin spaces from strip material