See also the general cross-reference/index to TTS literature locations on CircuitousRoot.
[NOT ONLINE YET; I've scanned about 14 Gigabytes' worth of TTS manuals - I just need to process and upload them]
[NOT ONLINE YET; again, scanned but not yet uploaded] The Teletypesetter Corp. / Fairchild "TS" series of documents.
A miscellany of Teletypesetter images.
The Fairchild Graphic Equipment publication More Type In less Time through Automatic Typesetting notes that the Teletypesetter had been "developed and manufactured since 1932 by the designers of the world-famous Teletype communication apparatus until January 1958, when Fairchild Graphic Equipment, a Division of Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp., assumed manufacture, development, sale and service of Teletypesetter equipment." (p. 2) However, the USPTO database for the trademark registrations for "Teletypesetter" (now expired) specify a date of first use and first use in commerce of Nobember 15, 1928 (that trademark was owned by Teletype Corporation of America, Chicago). The trademarks on Teletypesetter (in US categories 21 and 23) were renewed (2nd renewal) in 1971, but have since been allowed to expire. (Curiously, More Type In less Time... and other Fairchild literature assert that "TTS" was a registered trademark, but the USPTO has no record of this.) Fairchild Teletypesetter Operating Units for Linotype Machines says "since 1933," which is close.
The Fairchild Graphic Equipment literature reprinted here was either published in the US without copyright notice at a time when such notice was required to secure copyright (and so passed into the public domain upon initial publication) or was copyrighted at publication but the copyright was not renewed as was then required. The digital versions of them reprinted here remain in the public domain.
(The "Fairchild Rule Dropper" brochure doesn't specify its author/publisher, and was associated in the material in which I received it with a cover letter from the Canadian Linotype Company. However, based on internal evidence in the document it must have been published by Fairchild, not Canadian Linotype (and thus subject to US copyright law). It refers to "linecasting machines," whereas if it had been by Canadian Linotype it would have referred to Linotypes.)
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