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Reginald Orcutt

Author of Merchant of Alphabets (1945), d. 1965. Doug Wilson explains: It is a fascinating book published in 1945 about Orcutt's work and travels selling Linotypes around the world. As you can read in the attached image, he visited at least 77 countries in the first half of the 20th century and tells great stories of travel, adventure, and includes a bit of typographic history. I am personally fascinated by his description of travel in the days of steamships, clippers, and telegrams. The book is an auto-biography written in the charming, old-timey style of a travelogue. Orcutt comes across as an ambassador of Mergenthaler Linotype in the classiest of sense of the term.

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