Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Interview with Charlie Norman

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 04/07/2004

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Subjects: 

American Printing House for the Blind, Employees, Large type books, Manufacturing processes, Printing presses

Call Number: 

2006.13.5

Charlie Norman talks about his work in the Large Type Department of the American Printing House for the Blind, where he worked as a supervisor in the printing press room from 1970 until his retirement in1990. He describes plate set-up, use of the presses, offset printing, long and short runs, and one of the department's largest projects--the printing of Webster's Dictionary. The Davidson offset press is specifically mentioned.

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