Origin & Development of the Linotype - Definitive "Inland Printer" article
Started by Mechanic, May 09, 2018, 05:34:56 AM
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QuoteThe Post also began with reporters using either a pencil or a pen to write a single long-hand copy of their stories. As the need for duplicates increased, reporters switched to writing with a stylus, an agate-pointed pencil, on a thin yellow tissue known as a "flimsy." This produced an original to go to the typesetter and a copy to stay with the reporter and editor.This bit of journalistic antiquity ended shortly before the 1893 introduction of the Linotype.