‘Hot Metal Day’ Details the Linotype Saturday at Haverhill’s Museum of Printing

Michael Babcock of Interrobang Letterpress will demonstrate the Linotype Model 31. (Photograph courtesy of the Museum of Printing.)

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Haverhill’s Museum of Printing presents “Hot Metal Day” tomorrow with Linotype demonstrations and a presentation on the history of the print method.

There are opportunities to watch Linotype demonstrations, cast one’s name in hot metal on the Ludlow and print a keepsake. A Linotype Model 31 demonstration will be presented by Michael Babcock, of Interrobang Press. History of the Linotype and Ludlow some from Museum President Frank Romano during presentations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Doug Wilson’s movie, “Linotype: The Film” screens at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., 15 Thornton Ave., Haverhill.

Visitors may also see the rare 1883 second prototype called the Second Band Machine and a 1972 Elektron II, the last model Linotype built.

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