The Linotype Machine

30 03 2011

 

 

Sholes Typewriter

Mergenthalers Linotype

 

an operator using Linotype

  • Why was the typewriter an important part of our history?

The type writer made it possible for me to be typing right now. Without it everything we have thats typed would be written out.

  • What is typesetting?

typesetting-Arrange or generate the type for (a piece of text to be printed)

  • Why was Linotype the greatest advance in printing since movable type?

Linotype was the greatest advance in printing since movable type because it allowed type to be processed mechanically opposed to being hand written.

  • How does the Linotype keyboard differ from the keyboard we use today?

The Linotype keyboard had separate sections of the keyboard, the blue keys were the punctuation marks, digits, and small capital letters. The white keys were upper case letters and the black keys were the lower case letters. there was no shift key.

 

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