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Gutenberg's pres, c 1430.

Gutenberg's pres, c 1430.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Conjectural model of the pres used by Johannes Gutenberg (c 1398-1468). Gutenberg was a German goldsmith who invented a method of making type of individual letters from molten metal known as typecasting. In 1455 he produced the first large printed book, the 'Gutenberg Bible'.

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