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ⓘ Intertype Corporation. The Intertype Corporation produced the Intertype, a typecasting machine closely resembling the Linotype, and using the same matrices as t ..




Intertype Corporation
                                     

ⓘ Intertype Corporation

The Intertype Corporation produced the Intertype, a typecasting machine closely resembling the Linotype, and using the same matrices as the Linotype. It was founded in New York in 1911 by Hermann Ridder, of Ridder Publications, as the International Typesetting Machine Company, but purchased by a syndicate for The Intertype Corporation produced the Intertype, a typecasting machine closely resembling the Linotype, and using the same matrices as the Linotype. It was founded in New York in 1911 by Hermann Ridder, of Ridder Publications, as the International Typesetting Machine Company, but purchased by a syndicate for $1.650.000 in 1916 and reorganized as the Intertype Corporation.650.000 in 1916 and reorganized as the Intertype Corporation.

Originally, most of their machines were rebuilt Linotypes. By 1917, however, Intertype was producing three models of its own machine. Most of the original patents for the Linotype had expired and so the basic works of the Intertype were essentially the same, though incorporating at least 51 improvement patents. The standard Intertype could cast type up to thirty points and they also offered a "Composing Stick Attachment" that allowed their caster to be used to cast headlines up to 60 points.

Despite initial liquidity problems, Intertype was quite successful in later years, producing mixer machines, high speed machines, and the first photo-type compositor. In 1957, Intertype merged with Harris-Seybold, a manufacturer of presses and paper cutters, to become Harris-Intertype Corporation. After the merger, the Harris-Intertype Fotosetter was introduced. It was the first photo-typesetting machine and was based upon the standard Intertype machine, replacing the brass type matrices with small film negatives and instead of casting, used these to expose photographic paper.

                                     

1. Type Development

Throughout its history, Intertype machines were typically better built and engineered than Mergenthalers, with simpler, more effective mechanisms. However, while both Mergenthaler and Lanston Monotype were known for producing new and innovative type designs, virtually all of Intertypes typefaces were derivatives of, or supplied to them, by the Bauer Type Foundry. The only type designer of note associated with Intertype was Edwin W. Shaar, who pioneered in adapting script faces for machine composition.

Intertype Berlin

The Berlin branch of Intertype was actually more active in producing new designs than the parent company. The following matrices were produced there:

                                     
  • processes and printing presses before acquiring typesetting company Intertype Corporation In 1957, Harris acquired Gates Radio, a producer of broadcast transmitters
  • occupied the building until 1944 when it was sold to a competitor, Intertype Corporation and Englehart Manufacturing Co. In 1954 The Salvation Army acquired
  • Chicago, p. 87. Williams, Fred, The Ludlow Typograph, Type Press, Fall, 1984 The Book of Intertype Faces, Intertype Corporation Brooklyn, N.Y., p. 561.
  • Quincy, Illinois. The company was sold in 1957 to Harris Intertype Corporation now Harris Corporation The Gates brand was initially retained. In celebrating
  • traditional shortcaps. DeLuxe Gothic was the name originally used by the Intertype Corporation for its version of Morris Fuller Benton s Bank Gothic. Prior to
  • Linotype, Intertype Corporation the Typograph, produced in Germany The Monoline, a very basic machine The Linotype and similar Intertype machines came
  • processes and printing presses before acquiring typesetting company Intertype Corporation In 1967, they merged with Radiation, Inc. of Melbourne, Florida
  • design. Caslon Old Style Italic 1901 New Caslon 1905 copied by Intertype Corporation and Linotype as Caslon No. 3, and later sold by ATF. ATF s American
  • newspaper and magazine publishing with copies available on Monotype and Intertype machines for hot metal typesetting. Both companies added additional weights
  • directors of the Sprague Electric Company and a director of the Intertype Corporation He served on the board of directors of both General Electric and