The Automatic Paige Typesetter

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Technology

 

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Grant M

 

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March 26, 2015

 

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University

 

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The typesetter was said to have the power of four men's jobs. It was not only going to be the greatest invention of the nineteenth century, it was going to make publishing companies a fortune by cutting down on time and initial printing costs. In 1877, Dr. George F. Hawley signed a contract with Paige to use his typesetter and the Thompson distributor, another machine that sorted printed papers, to combine them into one machine...
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In 1877, Dr. George F. Hawley signed a contract with Paige to use his typesetter and the Thompson distributor, another machine that sorted printed papers, to combine them into one machine. The "Chicago Herald" tested the combined machine, or Paige compositor. The machine was roughly eleven feet long, three and one half feet wide, and six feet high...
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