100th anniversary of the Mergenthaler Linotype.
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Written in English


  • Mergenthaler Linotype Company.

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The Physical Object
Paginationp. 12-13
Number of Pages13
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Open LibraryOL20213376M

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The Mergenthaler Linotype Company is a corporation founded in the United States in to market the Linotype machine (/ ˈ l aɪ n ə ˌ t aɪ p,-n oʊ-/), a system to cast metal type in lines (linecaster) invented by Ottmar became the world's leading manufacturer of book and newspaper typesetting equipment; outside North America, its only serious challenger for book. Mergenthaler's riveting biography is reprinted here exactly as he approved it ninety years ago. An article describing the first Linotype installation and the severe conditions under which the operators worked has been added. The earliest production record and weekly earnings of the typesetters are also shown in detail.   Mergenthaler’s early efforts to invent, improve, and manufacture the complex machine are recounted in his own words by Frank J. Romano in the new History of the Linotype Company (RIT Press, ). The book reprints excerpts from Mergenthaler’s autobiography that detail his early manufacturing success in Baltimore, his struggles with his.   Between the covers, and including the covers, this new edition of Linotype Matrix offers an exquisite window into typography’s presence in our lives. Linotype Matrix Issue is available for purchase at Linotype GmbH, based in Bad Homburg, Germany and a member of the Heidelberg Group, looks back onto a history of years.

Tag Archives: Mergenthaler Linotype Company Book of the Week — Prelude to Eden. 03 Monday Jul Posted by rarebooks in Book of the Week ≈ Comments Off on Book of . Linotype Centennial™ was designed by Adrian Frutiger and released in for the celebration of Linotype's th anniversary. Frutiger was influenced by Century, a type designed by Linn Boyd Benton and his son Morris F. Benton for the American Type Founders Company at the end of the nineteenth century. Linotype Centennial is quite close in concept to Century, but it also has the . Mergenthaler Linotype Company Records, , Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Conditions Governing Use Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Neither Ottmar Mergenthaler nor the Mergenthaler company ever made a "Simplex Linotype." The term is an alternative name for the version of the Model 1 Linotype manufactured by Mergenthaler Setzmaschinen GmbH in Germany. It entered American usage in an abridged translation of a German book on Mergenthaler.

Printed slip from the president of the Merganthaler Linotype Co., commemorating the th anniversary of the birth of Ottmar Merganthaler. (Inventory #: ) $ 50 add to cart or Buy Direct from. Linotype Models K and 10 have the same range of faces as the old Model 1, namely, 5 to 11 point, inclusive. This limitation was an important drawback of these models, particulary the Model K. A few larger faces, including the, following, "can be made to run" in the models mentioned. First day of issue, Ottmar Mergenthaler postage stamp. Paperback – by none stated (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price Author: none stated.   Peter Lion, the author of "Merg," a biography about the life and war service of Mergenthaler, said the Rye resident was heir to a massive family fortune. When his .