Origin & Development of the Linotype - Definitive "Inland Printer" article
Started by Dave Hughes, March 30, 2018, 08:39:15 AM
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View this post on Instagram 'Twenty-Six Soldiers of Lead' parading through London as part of the 1928 Lord Mayor's Show with the Monotype float that carried two ancient typeframes and Monotype keyboard & caster, apparently in operation. The 'Soldiers of Lead' were boy scouts who rather than carrying guns on their shoulders, carried an enormous scale enlargement of that far more potent weapon — a printer's type! The float was emblazoned with words attributed to Benjamin Franklin: "With Twenty-Six Soldiers of Lead I will Conquer the World"... . . . . . . #ThrowbackThursday #tbt #Monotype #letterpress #twentysixsoldiersoflead @bymonotype A post shared by Creative Letterpress Printing (@typoretum) on Mar 28, 2018 at 11:01pm PDT
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