Mergenthaler, Ottmar

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  • Date Created2011-06-08 09:47:13
  • Coverage1854-1899
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  • Article TitleOttmar Mergenthaler
  • Page TitleOttmar Mergenthaler
  • Short TitleOttmar Mergenthaler
  • Index TitleMergenthaler, Ottmar
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  • Page DescriptionOttmar Mergenthaler arrived in the United States in 1872 with an extremely valuable store of technical know-how that he had developed as a watchmaker’s apprentice. Thirteen years later, he received a patent for his “Single-matrix” typesetting machine (i.e., the Blower), an invention that quickly changed the American printing industry, and, by extension, American culture as a whole. Eventually, the Linotype’s influence radiated beyond the U.S., leading to the Americanization of the British and international printing industries.
  • TeaserOttmar Mergenthaler arrived in the United States in 1872 with an extremely valuable store of technical know-how that he had developed as a watchmaker’s apprentice. Thirteen years later, he received a patent for his “Single-matrix” typesetting machine (i.e., the Blower), an invention that quickly changed the American printing industry, and, by extension, American culture as a whole. Eventually, the Linotype’s influence radiated beyond the U.S., leading to the Americanization of the British and international printing industries.
  • TermsA-Z, Biographies, Encyclopedia, Entries, First Generation, From the End of the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era, 1893-1918, M, Mid-Atlantic, Printing,
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