It was at this time that Whitelaw Reid, publisher of the Tribune, is said to have coined a name for the machine - the "Linotype." The next morning, July 3, 1886, Tribune readers received the first copies of a paper in which the casting of the type and the composing had been done by machine instead of by hand.
Every phase of our modern civilization owes much to the hard work and teamwork of several groups of men. First to those who invent, second to those who provide and risk money on what appears at the time to be a foolish idea, third to the skilled craftsmen who help build the devices - and fourth, to the managerial ability of those who know how to put them into practical form, thereby making them available to the public and, at the same time, providing jobs for thousands of people. ●