Press: Semagraph

A dozen publishers' representatives crowded around a linotype machine in the Charlotte (N. C.) Observer plant one day last week. No operator sat at the keyboard which was covered by a boxlike apparatus. Into a slot in the box Inventor Buford L. Green, 25 years an Observer employe, fed a sheet of copy typed on translucent paper. Then he turned a switch. To the wonderment of onlookers, the lintoype proceeded to set a galley of accurate type.

Called the "semagraph," Inventor Green's device is based upon use of the photo-electric cell. The...

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