Ottmar Mergenthaler


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Noun1.Ottmar Mergenthaler - United States inventor (born in Germany) of the Linotype machine (1854-1899)Ottmar Mergenthaler - United States inventor (born in Germany) of the Linotype machine (1854-1899)
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One of Romano's earlier books, Machine Writing and Typesetting: The Story of Sholes and Mergenthaler and the Invention of the Typewriter and the Linotype (Gama Communications, 1986), detailed the seminal work of Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854-99) and some of his contemporaries.
That one had a water pump apparently constructed by Ottmar Mergenthaler, the inventor of the Linotype, a machine so complex that it drove its creator mad.