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Typograph Composing Machine, 1907-1912

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In 1884, the labor of hand-setting type was reduced with the introduction of hot-type composing machines. A QWERTY keyboard on the Typograph was used to assemble one full line of type. The machine cast the type in metal, and printers assembled lines into full pages. The Typograph factored into a "linecaster war," threatened with patent infringement upon the Mergenthaler Linotype.

Made by American Typograph Company in Detroit, Michigan. Patented by John R. Rogers.

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