Posts Tagged ‘Paige Compositor’

April 6

“I am in receipt of your favor of March 25 in which you make inquiry as to my connection with the Paige Type-setting and Justifying Machine.” So begins a letter written on April 6, 1913 to Messrs. Lucien Alphonse Legros and John Cameron Grant, and reprinted in their monumental work, Typographical Printing Surfaces. The writer [...]

January 5

“Eureka!” exclained a former compositor named Sam Clemens, at 12:20 p.m. on this day in 1889. The esteemed author and humorist, Mark Twain, then went on to say, “At this moment I have seen a line of movable type, spaced and justified by machinery! This is the first time in the history of the world [...]