This Blog is published with the Linotype Model 1 with a gasoline pot, no thermostat and a tank that sits outside the building

Crochety old Linotype machine! I keep having to lean out the window to pump the tank back up to pressure.

Now the slugs are too hot! They're either too hot or too cold.

Because there is no thermostat, the only way I can regulate the temperature is to put a scrap of news pulp on the cast iron pot. If the paper scorches but doesn't burn, the temperature is just right.

This Model I is just too finicky. What I wouldn't give for a new 1902 Linotype Model III! You people that do your blogs with some kind of HTML editor don't know how easy you have it!

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