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Job Description:

  • 1) Operates machine to cast complete lines of type from type metal and deposit them in galley in composed form for printing: Starts type-casting mechanism and adjusts marginal stops and gauge to regulate length and thickness of lines to be cast.

  • 2) Reads copy and presses keys of keyboard to select matrices of letters from magazine which are assembled into words.

  • 3) Moves lever to cast line and deposit it in galley when line is complete.

  • 4) Transfers lines of type, with copy, to composing or bank table for making proof copy.

  • 5) Sets new lines of type to correct errors as indicated on proofsheet.

  • 6) Places pigs of metal on feed chain of melting pot to replenish supply.




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DOT:   650.582-010

Job Number: 5950