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Mergenthaler Linotype Company

1881 - 1954

Manuscript Collection Number: 87-0176
Accessioned: 1987
Extent: 1563 items
Content: letters, legal papers, patent assignments
Access: Limited pending completion of processing.
Processed: This collection is unprocessed.

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Historical Note

The Mergenthaler Linotype company arose during the nineteenth-century out of a number of mergers and takeovers of related businesses. The company developed and manufactured the first truly modern, functional linotype machine.

Scope and Content Note

The Mergenthaler Linotype Company collection consists of 1563 items, spanning the dates 1881-1954. The collection contains letters, legal papers, and patent assignments relating to the company's business.

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This collection is unprocessed. Please contact Manuscripts Librarian for further assistance.

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