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MERGENTHALER, Ottmar (1854-1899). German-American inventor, b. Hachtel, Germany. To U.S. (1872, naturalized 1878). After many experiments, invented first Linotype typesetting machine (patented 1884); produced improved machine (1885) with automatic justification; later patented further improvements.

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