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BIOGRAPHY OF OTTMAR MERGENTHALER, INVENTOR OF THE LINOTYPE. Carl Schlesinger
(Mergenthaler, Ottmar).

BIOGRAPHY OF OTTMAR MERGENTHALER, INVENTOR OF THE LINOTYPE.

A New Edition, With Added Historical Notes Based On Recent Findings.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1992. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 144 pages. A New Edition, With Added Historical Notes Based On Recent Findings. Ottmar Mergenthaler, the world-famous inventor of the Linotype machine, was dying of tuberculosis in 1898. 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. Death would soon take this man who had..... READ MORE

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Contents 

List of Illustrations, Diagrams, Tables                        vi 

FOREWORD 
Dr. Wolfgang Kummer, Linotype AG                              vii 

INTRODUCTION 
Elizabeth Harris, National Museum of American History          ix 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 
Carl Schlesinger, Editor                                     xiii 

PART I 

AN EXPLANATION OF MERGENTHALER'S "BIOGRAPHY": 
 Stephen O. Saxe, APHA Newsletter                             xvi 
THE BIOGRAPHY OF OTTMAR MERGENTHALER                            1 
INDEX                                                          75 
MERGENTHALER'S BALTIMORE CATALOG                               76 

PART II 

"THE LINOTYPE-REVOLUTION IN PRINTING" 
 May 19,1889 New York Tribune Story                            87 
HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS 
 New York Tribune building; first Linotype operator,  
 Mergenthaler seen by three artists                            95 

PART III 

DISCOVERY OF MERGENTHALER'S SECRET MATRICES 
 and THE HIDDEN TRIBUNE LINOTYPE STORIES                      101 
THE FIRST BOOK SET ON A LINOTYPE                              120 
BIBLIOGRAPHY                                                  122 
INDEX                                                         123 

"THE GENIUS OF THE WORKSHOP" 
Editorial from Editor & Publisher                             124 
NEWSPAPER PAGE WITH FIRST LINOTYPE STORIES      Inside Back Cover