About the Images

All of the images here are in the public domain in the USA, with sources as indicated.

Often the originals are too large to present online. Click (or right-click to download) on each image for a larger (if not as large as possible) version.

The images which serve as links to other documents on this site are described on the "About the Images" pages for those linked documents.

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From Fig. 2 (Sheet 2) of United States Patent 436,532, September 16, 1890. Ottmar Mergenthaler. "Machine for Producing Linotypes, Type-Matrices, &c." All U.S. Patent text and images are in the public domain. This version was presented online by Google. I've simply done a screen-capture from their PDF of it.

Curiously, and accidentally, I chose and processed this image on September 16, 2008 - 118 years to the day after it was issued.

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From: Mergenthaler Linotype Company. The Manual of Linotype Typography. Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1923. Frontispiece. Scanned by the author from the original.

A search of the copyright records failed to discover a renewal for this work. I believe therefore that it passed into the public domain upon the expiration of its original copyright in 1951.

This is the plate tipped in as the frontispiece of the remarkable Manual of Linotype Typography (1923). This volume is online at http://www.archive.org/, but the present version was scanned by me from an original copy.

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