A large cabinet held trays and trays of moveable type. Each letter was a seperate piece of metal, and when places in rows like these, they could be used to print many copies of texts. This must have been a tedious process... it shows how the invention of the typewriter was a wonderful time saver.
The letters were seperated and categorized into drawers. There were also different fonts, even a script version. I just realized that I should've tried to read this plate, perhaps it's a historically significant document!
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