When I was a student in 6th grade at Laboratory Schools in Chicago, we went on a field trip to a printing company. One of the machine operators there made each student a lead impression of their full name using a machine similar to the one pictured above. I don’t think these are used anymore because of the lead fumes, and because a computer can do a much better job, generally. I am particularly fond of this LinoType typesetter since I have devoted a fair part of my life to electronic typesetting, through my work with TeX, LaTeX and ConTeXT at my startup gOffice.com. I saw this machine December 6, 2010 in the lobby of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper on 5th Street in San Francisco.