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The Space Band in a Linotype machine is used to insert spaces between words or characters to create proper spacing in the line of text being produced. It ensures that the text is evenly distributed and formatted correctly for printing.

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The spaceband is a variable word space used in line typecasting machine to justify a line of type. It consists of a sleeve and a long tapered wedge. Just prior to the of type being cast, the wedge is driven up to equally space the words of the line to a predetermined line length. Spacebands were used on both Linotype and Intertype machines.

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