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From: Intertype Corporation. Intertype Parts and Accessories. Brooklyn, NY: Intertype Corporation, 1949, p. 114. This book was published in the United States, without a copyright notice, before 1978 and therefore passed into the public domain upon publication.

Prefaces are beginnings (even though in reality they're often written last). To a writer the symbol of beginning is a blank sheet of paper. To the linecaster, the equivalent would have to be a pot of linotype alloy. Clean molten linotype metal should look like a mirror - that's hard to show in a line drawing. A keyboard is perhaps relatively close, and makes a more interesting picture.

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