Timothy Alden invented the typesetting machine and received a patent in 1857 in New York City. His cousin and investor, Henry W. Alden, made further improvements on the machine after his death. The type was arranged in cells around the circumference of a horizontal wheel with 154 keys. As the wheel revolved, several receivers also started to rotate. The desired type was picked up and dropped in proper order in a line. The machine also returned the used characters to their proper place to be reused. The invention was of great assistance to newspaper and magazine publishers.
Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
Timothy is 18 degrees from James Beard, 32 degrees from Anthony Bourdain, 10 degrees from Julia Child, 18 degrees from Mapie de Toulouse-Lautrec, 33 degrees from Joop Braakhekke, 20 degrees from Isabella Beeton, 18 degrees from Gustava Björklund, 38 degrees from Margaret Fulton, 30 degrees from Edna Lewis and 18 degrees from Loralee Hutton on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.