The New Linotype

The New Linotype article is spread over two pages:
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This article, taken from a Mergenthaler Printing Company publication, dated 1890 describes the "New Linotype" to bewspaper proprietors, etc. It also compares the machine to the earlier "Blower" machine and the un-named "most prominent typesetting machine."

The New Linotype

The document compares "The most prominent typesetting machine" and the old "Blower" Linotype to the new model:

The most prominent typesetting machine in use requires one man to set, one to justify and a third to attend to the distributor, though one may attend to two distributors; that is to say, the wages of two and a half men must be paid for each machine used; and yet the output is not so great as from the New Linotype, which requires but one operator — the justification and distribution being entirely automatic.

On the "Blower" Linotype:

Our "Statements of Leading Papers," recently distributed, are based on machines of a different pattern from those we are now constructing, and offering for sale or lease.

We designate this improved machine as the New Linotype. It uses no air blast, no electricity, requires less power, less gas, and gives a better quality of work than the previous style.

The speed is considerably greater, the keyboard is more easily and rapidly operated — indeed no special touch is required — and very little practice is needed to become proficient as an operator.

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