Ottmar Mergenthaler


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Ottmar Mergenthaler
Birthday
BirthplaceHachtel
Died
NationalityGerman
Occupation
inventor
Known for Linotype

Mergenthaler, Ottmar

 

Born May 11, 1854, in Hachtel, Wiirttemberg, Germany; died Oct. 28, 1899, in Baltimore (USA). Inventor in printing, creator of the Linotype machine. Mergenthaler moved to the USA in 1872. In 1884 he invented the Linotype, and in 1885 he perfected the machine’s design. Mergenthaler’s invention was used by the American entrepreneur P. T. Dodge, who in 1886 organized the Mergenthaler Linotype Company.

REFERENCES

Reshetov, S., comp. Nabornye mashiny, ikh izobretenie i razvitie. Moscow, 1932.
Thoma, F. “Ottomar Mergenthaler.” Wissenschaft undFortschritt, 1955, fasc. 5, p. 150.
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