by Lawrence W. Wallis
Tolbert Lanston, the inventor of the Monotype hot-metal composition system, born on 3 February at Troy in Ohio.
Tolbert Lanston, Ottmar Mergenthaler, and, Stanley Morison born
Monotype issued first typeface; Monotype registered as trademark in US
Business structure of Monotype consolidated; First formalized Monotype School established
Monotype adopted the Anglo-American point system; F.W. Goudy appointed Art Director
Monotype supercaster developed in UK; Perpetua, Gill Sans, Bembo, Times New Roman and Walbaum go on sale
Frank Pierpont appointed to the Board of Monotype; Monotype offices in London destroyed by enemy bombing
W.I. Burch died; Monotype Bulletin first appeared
The Monotype Corporation Ltd. began research on the project that eventually brought forth the Monophoto Filmsetter. It was to remain an entirely British development.
Monotype Filmsetters installed in US, UK and South Africa
Monophoto 600 Filmsetter produced by Monotype
Monotype Lasercomp launched; New Series of Monotype Recorders initiated after 10 year lapse
Monotype ceased manufacturing of hot metal keyboards and casters; First PostScript type 1 fonts were issued; Monotype licensed 13 core fonts to Microsoft
Agfa, Lexmark, and Hewlett Packard licensed Monotype typefaces for their printers; Monotype CD launched with over 2000 fonts; Font licensing on www.monotype.com began