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Started by Dave Hughes, July 23, 2019, 01:25:43 PM

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Dave Hughes

Here's the latest "Mystery Machine" challenge.

Anyone know what this is? Clue: It is typesetting-related.

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I know what it is. I don't know how it worked, or if it ever worked. I'll wait and see if other interested parties know what it was designed to do.
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast


This has been on for a while now, so I'll say that it is a typecasting machine invented by Indian Shankar Abaji Bhisey (1867-1935) called the Bhisotype.

I get the feeling that reports were confusing typecasting with printing from type. Readers can decided for themselves.

George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast

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