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Linotype Mats in Our Collection
Despite the sheer volume of mats, there are very definite `holes' in our collection. We have very few of the specialised book faces. We have very few non-latin faces (a few Greek and one Cyrillic).
You may wish to consult our List of Linotype mats, but at the time of writing it is only an outline.
In particular, we have no information on the specific processes used in the manufacture of mats. How do they start off? How many steps, and what are those steps?
What are the matrices like that are or were used in other linecasting machines? Some countries apparently had their own versions. Was there [is the still?] a Russian Linotype?
How many factories ever made linecaster mats? How many still do so?