The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Linotype article stirs memories


June 20, 2018


I was once the typesetter for The New Era and I was tickled to read the monthly museum piece about the old Linotype (May 30).

But since I’m a detail type, I feel a couple of maybe unimportant corrections might be made. Bridget (Cooper Montgomery) is invited to correct me.

Dave and Bridget Cooper bought The New Era in early 1971, give or take a few months. The Linotype was still in use, but the Coopers didn’t know how to use it, so they hired former owner Bill Dudley to operate it for them until late 1971 when it was replaced by a Compugraphic typesetter, a transitional photogra...

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