Linotype Museum in Schopfheim

I was with Doug Wilson, the maker of the Linotype Film, in Schopfheim at the Linotype Museum.
I was totally astonished. Such a large number of Linotype machines. There are a total of 48 functional Linotype machine in an incredibly good and clean state. The Museum Society Schopfheim offers in the rooms of a former shoe factory, an insight into almost all models of the Linotype. Plus, they have Russian models and Intertype and Neotype and other machines like  Monotype, Ludlow and Typograph are on display.

A myriad of matrices in various magazines and spare parts stored neatly sorted in the cupboards.
The Linotype paradise for any lover of print and Linotype machines.
I am happy to report more about that later.

The row of the latest Linotype models. on the right in front there is the green russion version

The row of the latest Linotype models. on the right in front there is the green russion version

Doug Wilson (left) with the collector of the Linotype machines Klaus Max Trefzer. In the background a Linotype built 1936 . burned during WW2 and rebuilt in the GDR in Erfurt. They gave it a green color like all other russian machines.

For those of you who are visiting the southpart of Germany at the swiss and french border I can only recommend that you stop by and visit this little jewel.

More information at http://www.museumsgesellschaft-schopfheim.de/html/linotype.html

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