The article reads, "The contest of composing machines in Chicago last week excited great interest not only among printers, publishers, and newspaper men, but the public generally.
This contest was arranged by the American Newspaper Publishers' Association. The Mergenthaler 'Linotype machine' is in reality a type-making machine, which was invented seventeen years ago in Baltimore by Ottmar Mergenthaler.
The McMillian machine sets ordinary type line by line, each line being picked up, placed in a stick, leaded and spaced by hand.
The Rogers Typograph, like the Linotype already described, is a type-making machine. The assembling the distributing mechanism consists essentially of wires, which spread out in fan-shape at their rear portion and converge into a common vertical plane in front."
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