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The Bentons : how an American father and son changed the printing industry

Author: Patricia Cost
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ease with which we can choose a typeface today is something we take for granted, but it is possible only because of the tremendous amount of labor of the Bentons.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
biografi
Named Person: Linn Boyd Benton; Morris Fuller Benton; Linn Boyd Benton; Morris Fuller Benton; Linn Boyd Benton; Morris Fuller Benton; Linn Boyd Benton; Morris Fuller Benton; Linn Boyd Benton; Morris Fuller Benton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cost
ISBN: 9781933360423 1933360429
OCLC Number: 611963478
Description: xxi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Metal type --
Three generations of Bentons --
The North-Western Type Foundry --
Challenges and solutions --
The development of Benton's punch-cutting machine, and how it made the linotype a success --
The formation of the American Type Founders Company --
Linn Boyd Benton and the century type --
An overview of Linn Boyd Benton's patented inventions --
Morris Benton at ATF --
How type was made at ATF --
The Benton family's early years in Plainfield, New Jersey --
Prosperity and hard times --
The typographic climate in the early twentieth century --
Morris Benton's type designs --
The later Plainfield years --
The Benton legacy.
Responsibility: Patricia A. Cost.

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