The Munson Method of Power Type-Composition: A Description of the Method and Its Machines, and of the Manner in Which the Machines Are Operated in Practice; Also a Statement of the Kinds of Type-Composition That the Method Can Do, with Carefully Prepared by James Eugene Munson (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The Munson Method of Power Type-Composition: A Description of the Method and Its Machines, and of the Manner in Which the Machines Are Operated in Practice; Also a Statement of the Kinds of Type-Composition That the Method Can Do, With Carefully Prepared Estimates of the Cost of Its Work The Munson Method of Power Type Composition has recently been greatly simplified and improved by the inventor, removing from it all of the features that had been criticised or excepted to by any of the practical printers who had examined it; so that he feels assured that, in its present shape, it will prove to be A Perfect Solution of the problem of ecomical machine composition which is w receiving so much tice, both from those who are in the business of printing, and from the public at large. The special attention of printers is, therefore, again respectfully asked by Mr. Munson to his typographic inventions, as they w stand, and as they are here briefly described. Other Type-Setting Or Composing Machines. All type-setting or composing machines, of whatever character or description, that have hitherto been made and offered to the public, have been limited in their capacity for work by the ability of the operator. However good a machine may have been; whatever its mechanical capacity for speed might be; whether it could do six, eight, ten or even twelve thousand ems an hour; in actual practice it always fell far below that speed, for the reason that the operator could t make it do more work than a comparatively small part of its ultimate capacity, the amount varying according to his skill or diligence or both. The average rate at which skilled operators, working from ordinary copy, can manipulate a keyboard composing-machine of any kind, for any length of time, is t greater than 4,000 ems an hour. Occasionally an exceptionally expert operator may be found who will exceed that amount. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.