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Mergenthaler and his linotype machine. by M. Scully

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Written in English


  • Mergenthaler, Ottmar.

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Paginationp. 28
Number of Pages28
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Open LibraryOL19341827M

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Ottmar Mergenthaler, the world-famous inventor of the Linotype machine, was dying of tuberculosis in Too weak to hold a pen, the inventor, whose breakthrough had made possible cheaper and larger newspapers and books, still burned with a desire to tell his life's story. Ottmar Mergenthaler and his Linotype - From the Zion Church History Pages On Aug , a stranger, Charles Moore, entered the shop, of which Mergenthaler had become co-owner. Moore told him he held a patent on a typewriter for newspapers which was designed to eliminate type-setting by hand, but that it just did not work.   With his font, the Linotype machine could compose text in Hindi (Hindustani), as well as Behari, Bengali, Gujarati, Jaina, Konkani, Marathi, Nepali, Rejasthani, Sanskrit, Sherpa, and Sindhi. Hari Govil received US Patent 2,, in for his typographical font, and assigned it to the Mergenthaler Linotype Company of New York. The Linotype machine (/ ˈ l aɪ n ə t aɪ p / LYNE-ə-type) was a "line casting" machine used in printing sold by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company and related companies. It was a hot metal typesetting system that cast blocks of metal type for individual uses. Linotype became one of the mainstay methods to set type, especially small-size body text, for newspapers, magazines, and posters from.

The Mergenthaler Linotype Company is a corporation founded in the United States in to market the Linotype machine (/ ˈlaɪnəˌtaɪp, - noʊ -/), a system to cast metal type in lines (linecaster) invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler. Orig'l MERGENTHALER LINOTYPE MACHINE ILLUSTRATED PARTS BOOK MANUAL pgs. Pre-Owned. $ or Best Offer +$ shipping. Vintage & Mergenthaler Linotype Co Printing Machine Book & Manual. Pre-Owned. $ or Best Offer +$ shipping. Watch; Vintage 's/60's Machinist and Typesetting Manual Lot! Linotype Newsroom. The book, the first ever composed with the new Linotype method, was titled, The Tribune Book of Open-Air Sports. Produced by his Mergenthaler Linotype Company, the machine remained a mainstay of the publishing industry until the s. Death. Mergenthaler died of tuberculosis in Baltimore in Within four years, the Tribune had a dozen Linotype machines and had published a page book (The Tribune Book of Open Air Sports) which contained this note: "This book is printed without type, being the first product in book form of the Mergenthaler machine which wholly supersedes the use of movable type." Baltimore's Friedenwald Co (later.

  Professor Frank Romano’s new book, “History of the Linotype Company,” is like a love letter with references and footnotes. Beautifully printed and illustrated, it smells great too. It also weighs about as much as a fully-loaded agate type magazine from a Model 9 Linotype s: 9. Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records Page 2 of Presentation of Mergenthaler Linotype Machine to the National Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History. (SIA Acc. [OPA]) Smithsonian Trade Literature Collection Mergenthaler Linotype Company catalogs National Postal Museum.   The Mergenthaler Linotype. As a result of his cost-, labor-, and time-saving machine and the attention it got via the Tribune, Mergenthaler’s business increased: he enlarged his Camden Street shop and expanded to an additional building on Preston Street to handle the flood of orders. Initially, The Mergenthaler Linotype Company was the only company producing linecasting machines, but around.   To undercut Mergenthaler, Reid told him to produce Linotype machines more quickly and cheaply and to fire his least useful men. Printing and typographical unions were also incredibly resistant to the machine and the transition to using it, as it revolutionized the trade and put fears of job loss in the minds of printers.