There are very few people in this world that are actually interested in the Linotype, and even fewer that are willing to take one home and keep it safe for an indefinite amount of time. These are very large machines, and they take up a significant amount of space. It is my hope that by raising awareness of the current state of the Linotype population, that increased interest in the machine can be created.


This site is maintained by me, Keelan Lightfoot, a linotype aficionado, printer, collector, amateur historian and software developer. Linotypes No. 27018R, 60974 and 70973 reside in my garage.


The bulk of the serial numbers in the registry were collected and provided by Dave Seat of Hot Metal Services. The model descriptions and productions dates were curated from the personal papers of the late Leonard Spencer by Bill Spurling of linotype.org

All linecaster photographs are licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-ND 4.0 license. See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ for its terms. All portions of this document not noted otherwise are Copyright © 2017 Keelan Lightfoot. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 license. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ for its terms.