Monotype Information

Nozzles for Monotype Equipment

This information is taken from Monotype Technical Bulletins 51 and 78, the Monotype Book of Information 1970, various Monotype Caster and Super Caster Manuals, Monotype's leaflet on Casting Good Type, and drawings at the Type Archive.

Monotype nozzles are for either a narrow (7/8") or wide (1¼") pump body. Height in inches is from top to base, ignoring the length of the screw section. Drill diameters for holes, and lower hole lengths, are shown in inches, and then in millimetres (the machine drawings show 0.125 instead of 0.120, 0.070 instead of 0.062, etc). Serial numbers are H for composition and type & rule casters, and SH for super caster. Casting sizes are given in point size, but include Didot, e.g. 9pt is also 9D.

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Nozzle No.17
Note: 1/16=0.0625", 1/8=0.125", 3/16=0.1875", 5/64=0.078", 3/32=0.09375", 13/64=0.203", 7/32=0.219", 17/64=0.266", 19/64=0.297", 5/16=0.313"
 
NozzlePumpSerialUseHeightDrill
upper
mmDrill
lower
mmLower hole
length
mmComment
 
17/814H
12SH
Composition Type 9-14pt
Quads 9-14pt
 0.0621.750.1203.052 3/1655.56Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969. Earlier range was 6-12pt. Earlier length was 1 7/8. Superseded in 1960 by Nozzle 16
27/8a14H2
12SH1
Display Type 14-36pt,
Large composition,
Duplex, Triplex,
Palace Script
1.5500.1203.050.1203.05  Superseded in 1960 by Nozzle 17
37/812SH6Lead & Rule 1-3pt old mould and 4pt new mould1.5500.0621.750.1523.862 5/6452.78 
47/812SH2Quotes 4x4-4x21.5500.2135.40.2135.4   
512SH3Display Type 42-72pt
Furniture 24-72pt
Quotes 6x6-6x5
1.5500.2135.40.3027.672 1/853.97Use nozzle 6 for thin spaces
612SH4Quotes 6x4-5x2
and 42-72pt thin spaces,
full face rules
1.5500.1203.050.1203.05  Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969
77/812SH7Experimental use1.5500.1203.050.1203.05  Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969
812SH5Dashes,Leads,Rules,
Borders 12-18pt
1.5500.1203.050.1203.05  For 10pt and over (see also nos. 10,11)
97/814H7
12SH14
Thin spaces to 6pt
Multigraph
1.5500.0290.730.1203.052 5/1658.74Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969
107/812SH11Lead/rule 1-3pt
moulds series 77000
1.7500.0621.750.1804.752 17/6457.55 
117/812SH13Lead/rule 4-8pt,
Borders
moulds series 76300
1.5500.0822.080.1523.862 5/6452.78An improved nozzle introduced in 1951
127/8b14H
b12SH1
  0.0621.750.1203.052 3/1655.56Superseded by 16. Stainless steel, otherwise as 1
137/8c14H2
a12SH1
 1.5500.1203.050.1203.05  Same as 2 but corrosion resistant (stainless steel)
147/8a14H4Lead/rule 1½-12pt
moulds series 90,000
1.5500.0621.750.1203.052 5/6452.78Lower hole drill was 0.125 before 1969
157/814H32Multigraph strip1.8380.0621.750.1203.05   
167/8c14H
c12SH
Comp type up to 9pt
Quads and spaces 5-8pt,
comp moulds series 20,000, 22,000, and 100,000,
dual type, split fractions, Multigraph
1.5700.0621.750.0932.362 3/1655.56Replaced Nozzle 1 in 1960, has smaller lower bore
177/8d14H
d12SH
 1.5700.0621.750.0932.362 3/1655.56Same as 16, but corrosion resistant (stainless steel)
18*  composition up to 9pt
for 200,000 series
1.6870.0621.750.0932.36  For U.S. use
19*   1.6870.1203.050.1203.05  For U.S. use, in lieu of no.2
20*   1.6870.0621.750.1203.05  For U.S. use, in lieu of no.14
21  Super caster
moulds in 200,000 series
1.6100.0621.750.0932.36  For U.S. use, in lieu of no.18
22*   1.6870.0621.750.1203.05  For U.S. use
237/8a14H7
a12SH14
 1.5500.0290.730.1203.052 5/1658.74For high-grade metal - replaces no.9
247/8g14H9pt and over, and all
sizes for moulds 300,000
1.5700.0621.750.1253.052 13/64 Replaces no.16
257/8h14H 1.5700.0621.750.1253.05  For high-grade metal - replaces no.24
* 300,000 series nozzles 18, 19, 20, 22 are made longer than their equivalent 16, 2, 14, 24 so that they are interchangeable with American made nozzles


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This page was written by David Bolton and last updated 30 August 2022.