Oxford English Dictionary, now on Tumblr, is 90 yrs old


Wow. Fun. 90 years old… The Oxford University Press rolled out the dictionary, pressing paper against plates of ink. 🙂

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Printing the Oxford English Dictionary, in 1925.

Stereotyping was invented in the 18th century to avoid the repeated setting of pages in type for reprints of a text. This process lay behind much mass printing in the 19th and 20th centuries, including The Oxford English Dictionary as shown in this clip.

These clips are from a silent film made in 1925 by the Federation of British Industry, illustrating industrial life and including the work of Oxford University Press. See more video clips on our Tumblr OUP Archive stream to learn…

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