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Farewell, Etaoin Shrdlu (1980)

Started by Dave Hughes, January 26, 2011, 10:34:43 PM

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Dave Hughes

Give yourself half an hour, sit back, and enjoy this gem of a video.

I had heard about this video, documenting the last day of hot metal production at the New York Times, but haven't had the chance of seeing it before now.

It was recently posted on Youtube, so I thought it was appropriate to share it on Metal Type.

As well as covering the last day of hot metal, it also shows their first generation photosetting equipment

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What a great video presentation. Of course that is not the end of the story. Now it's "Farewell Paste Up" and "Farewell Letterpress" and possibly "Farewell Newspapers"
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast

Dave Hughes

Apologies for the lack of video now.

It would seem that the video has been removed by the user.

Don't know whether there was a copyright issue with this video, I thought it strange that I could find no copies of it on the internet until this one surfaced, then it was only around for a short while!

If anyone knows where this video can still be found, and streamed, please let me know and I shall try to restore this thread.
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