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Typecasting Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to cast lines of type.

What does a Typecasting Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates machine to cast lines of type: Sets up matrices in assembly stick by hand, according to copy for which slugs are to be made. Locks assembly stick containing matrices in groove on top of machine. Starts machine and monitors operation while metal slugs bearing printed characters corresponding to characters on matrices are automatically produced. Removes assembly stick after slugs are made and distributes matrices and slugs in compartments of cases used for storing them until use. May be known by trade name of machine used.