Posts Tagged ‘computer typesetting’

First Fully Automatic Computer-Directed Typesetting System

What is claimed to be the world’s first fully automatic computer-directed typesetting system is now in operation at the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune. All news and classified advertising type is being set via an IBM 1620 computer and IBM 1906 Mod 2 Buffer control—less than three week’s after the equipment’s arrival. Unlike previously existing computerized [...]

May 16

It was a happy day, indeed, for authors with writers’ cramp and for typesetters who had to follow copy, when on May 16, 1893 Patent No. 497560 was issued to a Brooklynite named Herman L. Wagner, who in company with his brother Franz developed the first typewriter with a visible front-strike design. The writer could [...]