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EDG William (Ged William)

( Scottish inventor.)

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Biography EDG William (Ged William)
(1690-1749)
Born in Edinburgh in 1690. Jeweler and goldsmith, Ged tried to develop a manufacturing process that allows mold to set the printed form, or a stereotype. In 1725, Ged has successfully made the casting set - alloy, similar to that used to make the font. Guesde was unable to interest his invention of the printers of Edinburgh, and he went to London, where he became partners with William Fenner and Thomas James. In 1731, Ged obtained an order for printing Bibles and prayer books for the University of Cambridge, . but he managed to complete the printing of only two prayer, . which were the first examples of printed materials, . fully manufactured on the basis of stereotypes,
. Because of the resistance compositors and dishonesty partner Ged reached in London, not more successful than in Edinburgh, and in 1733 returned to Scotland. From their stereotypes he published another book - edition of Sallust (1735), but was unable to widely introduce his invention. Ged died in Leyte on Oct. 19, 1749.


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