Mergenthaler Linotype Company1960/1975

History San José

History San José
San Jose, United States

This chrome-enhanced linotype was on display in the Mercury News lobby at 750 Ridder Park Drive in North San Jose until the paper moved in 2014. The San Jose Daily News brought the first linotype machines to San Jose in 1898, replacing hand-set type with machines that pour molten lead into letter molds. The linotype was replaced in 1975 by computer-generated "cold type," which is photographically transferred to printing plates.


  • Title: Linotype
  • Creator: Mergenthaler Linotype Company
  • Date: 1960/1975
  • Location: San Jose (Calif.)

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