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Robert Hattersley

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of Woodsend Works, Flixton, Manchester.

1857 Patented a type-composing machine.[1]

By 1877 His type-composing, distributing, and justifying machines, were widely used in newspaper offices.

1892 His executors, of Woodsend Works, Flixton, issued a catalogue of type-setting machines.

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