There are two way for a machine to end up in this registry; either someone tells me about a machine, or I've found out about through other means and entered it into the registry. As a result of this process, the quality of the entries can be quite varied. Some of the entries have a wealth of details, while others have next to nothing. I have marked the machines in the latter category as Research In Progress. I make every attempt to find out more more information about these Research In Progress machines, but it's a time consuming process, and I only have so much time!

I Need Your Help

If you own one of these Research In Progress machines, or if your travels take you near it, of if you know of a machine that isn't listed at all, you can help provide details to make the listing better.

Contacting Me

Experience has shown me the best way to handle communication is via e-mail. Here is my e-mail address: (To prevent spam, it's an image, so unfortunately copy and paste won't work)

What I Need



Addresses & Contacts

Locating the Serial Number

On a Linotype, the serial number is located in two places on the machine. The most obvious is on the name plate:

Sometimes, the nameplate has been removed from the Linotype. Fortunately the serial number can also be found stamped on the frame of the machine:


The privacy of those that contribute to the registry is a priority. With the exception of machines located in publicly accessible museums, I only ever publicly display the city of the machine in the registry. If you wish for any other details to not be publicly displayed, please let me know.

I am the sole owner of the information collected on this site. I only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give me via email or other direct contact from you. I will not sell or rent this information to anyone. I will not share your information with any third party.

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