William A. Reade: 1866-1930

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The Ludlow Typograph Machine is named after Washington I. Ludlow, but the machine as we know it is not the machine he proposed. His original machine, which was built but never seriously marketed, was a composing linecaster for straight text. The machine we know of as a "Ludlow," a noncomposing linecaster for display text, was developed by William A. Reade as a successor to this unsuccessful machine.

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William A. Reade: 1866-1930 (1930)

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