Miss Printer’s Devil 1953

Miss Printer's Devil. Joanne Sullivan, Harbor Jr. College's 'Miss Printer's Devil' will reign over College's First Annual Printer's banquet and ball tonight (Friday). She is shown puzzling out words in galley in school's print shop. Joanne Sullivan (see above) is being shown how to press keys of Linotype by Ronnie Wilson, 18, printer major, who is studying to be a print shop teacher. Linotype requires exact touch to prevent pie (?) of type fonts."

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 04, 2018
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Contests, Races and Other Competitions | Newspapers | Technology | 1950s

Printer's Devil:

Posted by S. Norman on 10/04/18 at 07:51 AM
The first time I saw one in use was in an episode of the original Twilight Zone series.

agent j
Posted by agent j on 10/04/18 at 07:59 AM
That guy's 18? He looks about 35.
Posted by Robb of Warren on 10/05/18 at 09:04 AM
Pie'd type is mixed up or unsorted. Typical punishment in a high school type shop was to sort through the bucket of pie'd type, putting each piece back in the proper font and letter bins.

With Linotype slugs any errors are just melted down and reused, so the original author was misusing a catchy term they'd heard with respect to loose type.
Posted by Milan on 10/05/18 at 02:21 PM
The guy's eighteen all right; look at the way he ogles the woman's boobs. "Here, let me teach you." "I already know how to..." "Shhhh! You have to put your fingers like that while I practically piggy-back you. Type a little while I watch your b...fingers."
Posted by Yudith on 10/06/18 at 07:03 AM
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