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William Ged (1699 – 19 October 1749) was a Scottish goldsmith who has been credited with the invention of "stereotyping. However, he was not the first to use the process.
Ged was born in "Edinburgh, where he carried on business as a "goldsmith. In 1729 he endeavoured to push his new process of printing, on which he had been working since 1725, in "London by joining in partnership with a capitalist, but, disappointed in his workmen and his partner, he returned despondent to Edinburgh. An edition of "Sallust and two prayer-books (for the "University of Cambridge) were stereotyped by him.
He died in "Edinburgh and was buried in "Greyfriars Kirkyard. The grave was unmarked.
- ^ "William Ged, (b. 1690, Edinburgh, Scot.—d. Oct. 19, 1749, Leith, Midlothian), Scottish goldsmith who invented (1725) stereotyping". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- ^ See "stereotyping.
- ^ One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the "public domain: "Wood, James, ed. (1907). "Ged, William". "The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.
- ^ Monuments and monumental inscriptions in Scotland: The Grampian Society, 1871