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Fascinating facts about Ottmar Mergenthaler
inventor of Linotype in 1886.

Ottmar Mergenthaler
 
AT A GLANCE:
Ottmar Mergenthaler's (1854 -1899) invention of the linotype composing machine in 1886 is regarded as the greatest advance in printing since the development of moveable type 400 years earlier. Source:
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