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* 1854 in Hachtel,
+ 1899 in Baltimore
Ottmar Mergenthaler was a German-American inventor who has been
called a second Gutenberg,
as Mergenthaler invented the linotype machine,
the first device that could easily and quickly set complete lines
of type for use in printing presses.
This machine revolutionized the art of printing.
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