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Ottmar Mergenthaler

Ottmar Mergenthaler

the part he played in the development of the linotype.

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Written in English

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  • Mergenthaler, Ottmar.

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    Paginationp. 56
    Number of Pages56
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    Open LibraryOL19341889M

    Download Citation | Ottmar Mergenthaler: The Man and His Machine (review) | Libraries & Culture () Although the nineteenth century was the great age of the celebrity inventor Author: John Overholt.   "Illustrated Catalogue of Linotype Parts Manufactured and Sold By Ott. Mergenthaler & Co." (Baltimore, MD: Ott. Mergenthaler & Co., ). This is a catalogue produced by Ottmar Mergenthaler's own machine shop in Baltimore after his falling-out with the New York based syndicate which became the Mergenthaler Linotype Company.

      Before Ottmar Mergenthaler invented the linotype, compositors had to set every letter by hand, choosing each one from separate compartments. Once a line of type was in place the compositor would have to go through the line adding spaces and shifting letters to justify the line. Basil Kahan: Ottmar Mergenthaler – The Man and his Machine; Oak Knoll Press, New Castle (DE), – ISBN X new model machine, acquired .

    Ottmar Mergenthaler's invention of the linotype composing machine in is regarded as the greatest advance in printing since the development of moveable type years earlier. Born in Germany, Mergenthaler was trained as a watch and clockmaker. He arrived in Baltimore in and took a job in a machine shop, eventually working his way up. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.


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This compelling work chronicles Mergenthaler's struggles to get his invention accepted, and his battles with the typographical unions and with his financiers. Read more Read less click to open popoverCited by: The Biography of Ottmar Mergenthaler, Inventor of the Linotype (Oak Knoll Series on the History of the Book) by Carl Schlesinger (Editor)5/5(3).

Ottmar Mergenthaler: | | | |Ottmar Mergenthaler| | | | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most. The Biography of Ottmar Mergenthaler book Mergenthaler: Inventor of the Linotype Author Mergenthaler, Ottmar, and Schlesinger, Carl (Editor) Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Good in good dust jacket.

Tape residue of previous owner's label at lower spine and on the bottom of front flap, and rep. Co Quantity available 1 Edition. 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.

Death would soon take this man who had made it possible for everybody to read more of everything. Ottmar Mergenthaler, a German/American inventor, was born Mergenthaler invented one of the least heralded but most vital components of the modern information age: the Linotype machine.

Aroundthe composing room was. First edition thus. 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.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. See Article History. Ottmar Mergenthaler, (bornHachtel, Württemberg [Germany]—died Oct. 28,Baltimore), German-born American inventor who developed the Linotype machine.

A precocious boy, Mergenthaler was anxious to study engineering, but his father, burdened with financing the higher education of older sons, found the expense beyond his. Ottmar Mergenthaler is born on May 11 in Hachtel, Bad Mergentheim.

He is the fourth child of village schoolteacher Johann Georg Mergenthaler (–) and his wife Rosine Ackermann (–). Posts about Ottmar Mergenthaler written by Books On Books. What might be remarkable — or book-markable — is whether the surge in objectifying the book through sumptuous illumination, miniaturization or the creation of book art occurs at definitive moments of shifting media.

Mergenthaler, Ottmar, The biography of Ottmar Mergenthaler, inventor of the linotype. recent findings, researched and edited by Carl Schlesinger; introduction by Elizabeth Harri, New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Books. by Eric Butterman Ottmar Mergenthaler ( – ) simply and literally kept the newspaper business running for close to a linotype was an improvement on the Gutenberg Press and helped make moveable type obsolete.

Previously, publishing was done with manual composition through typesetting by hand, one letter at a time. Ottmar Mergenthaler was the German-American inventor of the Linotype, revolutionized the printing industry with his remarkable typesetting-typecasting machine.

"The accompanying material is printed to more permanently record various dates in the young life of George Ottmar Mergenthaler who fell in the Battle of the Ardennes at Eschweiler (Wiltz)--in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Decem ". But without him, most Baltimore authors-and authors everywhere-would have had a harder time getting published.

Ottmar Mergenthaler, who spent much of his life in Baltimore, made a major advance in printing technology-he invented the linotype-which enabled printers to create and assemble type far faster than could have been done previously. In the Biography of Ottmar Mergenthaler, a work perhaps better described as the autobiography of Ottmar Mergenthaler as told to Otto Schoenrich, Mergenthaler reflected upon this juncture in his young life.

Describing himself in the third person, he recalled. Ottmar Mergenthaler Invents the Linotype CE - 7/15/ CE Between and German-American clock-maker and inventor Ottmar Mergenthaler of Baltimore invented the first mechanical typesetting machine or composing machine that could set complete lines of type, or slugs.

The biography of Ottmar Mergenthaler, inventor of the linotype Oak Knoll Books New Castle, Del Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further.

Ottmar Mergenthaler (–) Photo taken at age 25 in On July 3,the first Linotype machine invented by German inventor Ottmar Mergenthaler commenced operation for the New York Tribune.

The Linotype was the first device that could easily and quickly set complete lines of type for use in printing presses and revolutionized the art of printing.

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Ottmar Mergenthaler: The Man and His Machine. By Basil Kahan. Astonishingly, Kahan begins by noting that the book "is intended for the general reader so the footnotes usually given in a researched account have been omitted deliberately" (xiii).

While he does provide several pages of bibliography at the end, the absence of footnotes. Mergenthaler, Ottmar,Printers -- United States -- Biography., Inventors -- United States -- Biography., Linotype -- History -- 19th century. Publisher Oak Knoll Press Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; china Digitizing sponsor China-America Digital Academic Library (CADAL) Contributor Internet Archive Pages: