The Monotype Chronicles
Georges Bafour of the Imprimerie Nationale, André Blanchard, and Francois Raymond framed a patent application in France which represented one of the earliest proposals for a computer-controlled composition system. It envisaged the use of a digital computer for text processing and became known as the BBR patent.
Monophoto Filmsetter first shown in the USA.
Klang (Series 593) by Will Carter.
Monophoto Filmsetter actively promoted in marketplace for first time.
The Monotype Corporation Ltd. returned to 43 Fetter Lane in London following the re-building of Monotype House.
The Monotype Corporation Ltd. acquired Pictorial Machinery Ltd., a manufacturer of graphic reproduction equipment.
Linofilm phototypesetting system, containing a multiplicity of thermionic valves, was tentatively exhibited.
Monotype School in London moved to Cursitor Street from 54 Fetter Lane.
Lanston Industries Inc. formed as a holding company and as an instrument for business diversification: the Lanston Monotype Machine Company was a constituent of the new organization.
Phototypesetting developments of Higonnet and Moyroud reached the routine production stage with the Photon 200 machine.
Individual and interchangeable photo-matrices introduced for the Monophoto Filmsetter to replace the solid glass plate or grid previously supplied with 255 immutable characters. It was a development that clinched initial commercial acceptance of the machine.
First Monophoto Filmsetter installed globally at the Government Press in Pretoria, South Africa which had earlier tried unsuccessfully a Rotofoto system invented by George Westover, a former employee of the Monotype Corporation.
First Monophoto Filmsetter installed in Britain by Photoprint Plates Ltd. of Basildon, Essex.
First Monophoto Filmsetter installed in the USA at the Philadelphia plant of Westcott & Thomson Inc.
Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) formed to serve as a focal point for typographic interests and to secure copyright protection of original and proprietary type designs.
Wynkyn de Worde Society formed on 12 September, a luncheon club meeting bi-monthly at Stationers Hall in London with a membership interested in fine printing.
Hans Schneider appointed Head of Typographic Design at the Lanston Monotype Machine Company.
First production model of the Linofilm delivered to the National Geographic magazine.