Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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monotype

A machine used for casting individual pieces of type. It was invented by Tolbert Lanston (1844-1913) in about 1889 and was put into commercial operation in about 1897. The monotype is a distinct improvement over theLINOTYPE in that the individual types produced facilitate replacement in case of error. The monotype composing machine is the most successful thus far developed, its product being almost equal to that of hand composition. (313 ).




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