Linotype on ebay

A friend of mine sent the attached picture of a Linotype machine on eBay. He is asking which model it might be and what the large black box on the lower right corner is.
Can anyone pitch in?

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The black box is the electrical box, with the throat heater rheostat dial in front, and fuses, contacts, etc. inside.

good luck getting the paint off it. Could be an 8 or 31. hard to tell from just one picture.

Paint is easier to strip than rust.