Invention of the Monotype Typesetter

Tolbert Lanston of Washington, DC, USA invented and patented the monotype individual letter typesetter on June 7, 1887. The machine cast new letter type from reused matrices.

Date:
      June 7, 1887
Name(s):
      Tolbert Lanston
Occupation:
      Inventor
Location:
      Washington, DC, USA


Additional Information:

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