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Linotype Printing Press Cartoon

Started by Mechanic, April 07, 2009, 10:57:09 PM

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Mechanic

The cartoon, on the web sight below, appeared on the front page of the local newspaper 'San Jacinto Valley Register' in October 1948.

www.cbarks.dk/Billede/ext1948print.jpg

The explanatory text reads:
See the original at the Farmer's fair and festival! Here is the Register's new combined thought-extracting machine, linotype and printing press. A time and labor saving marvel, it permits the editor to enjoy an additional eight hours of undeserved sleep. Invented by Senor Don Carlos Barkos, professor of higher mathematics at the University of Madrid, the device is the greatest contribution to the health and happiness of mankind since Al Capp discovered Shmoos. It is the Register's answer to the Hemet News, which recently announced the purchase of a linotype. The Register already had a linotype.


George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


Dave Hughes

Nice one. I guess the editor of the San Jacinto Valley Register had a good sense of humour.

And I suppose the editor of the Hemet News was leaving himself open to ridicule for bragging about getting a Linotype in 1948!

What were they using up until then!
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Jeff Zilles [jeffo]

At the risk of starting another of those silly rows -

AN INTERTYPE !!



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