2007 Wayzgoose Gazette

Wayzgoose Gazette - 2007 - V. 12 No. 1 | International Printing MuseumOne of the major mechanical challenges of the 19th century was the development of a machine to set printer’s type for books and newspapers, a process that had been done by hand since the days of Gutenberg. Beginning with early attempts in the 1820’s, the problem remained elusive until the tenacity of a young German immigrant and watchmaker finally developed the solution.