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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL

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Title Page213
Description THE MECHANICS OF PRINTING line of type. The resulting machine had two major flaws - the frail papier mache lacked durability and hand-pouring the metal was extremely slow. Like all complicated inventions, Mergenthaler's required tedious and repeated refinements. By '84, he'd found a way to literally "pump" hot metal from a pot. Then Lynn Benton, a type-founder from Milwaukee, conceived a process for producing brass matrices on a mass scale and the problem of the flimsy papier mache was overcome. By finding a way to bring matrix and molten lead together to form lines - and then redistribute the matrices to be used again, Ottmar cleared a major hurdle and in 1886 his typesetter, nicknamed "The AN EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPH of an unidentified Price Sun-Advocate staff member operating Mr. Mergenthaler's gem, the Linotype. What did these typesetters fear most? "Squirts " - molten lead spurting from the pot onto feet that couldn't be moved quickly enough to avoid the fiery bath. 213
Format application/pdf
Identifier 221-UPA_Page213.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416224
Reference URL