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Ottmar Mergenthaler

Inventor, Engineer (11-May-1854 — 28-Oct-1899)


Ottmar Mergenthaler. Biography of Ottmar Mergenthaler and History of the Linotype, Its Invention and Development. Baltimore, MD: Ottmar Mergenthaler. 1898. 71pp.

Frank J. Romano. Machine Writing and Typesetting: The Story of Sholes and Mergenthaler and the Invention of the Typewriter and the Linotype. Salem, NH: Gamma Press. 1986. 122pp.

Basil Kahan and Carl Schlesinger. Ottmar Mergenthaler: The Man and His Machine. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press. 2000. 244pp.


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