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The New York Times, March 30, 1892


Hartford, March 29. -- The Paige type-setting machine has been removed to Chicago, the designs and models being now on the way to that city. In two weeks the last vestiges of this enterprise, which has been one of special mechanical interest here during the past fourteen years, will disappear from the city.

Mark Twain, who was extensively interested in the patents financially, sold out last year before leaving for Europe, and James W. Paige, the inventor, is now in control of the project. During the past two years Mr. Paige has been perfecting his invention, but has not yet secured the final patents in this country and in Europe.

These patents will be issued simultaneously in the United States and in Europe. The models were forwarded to Chicago in a ten-ton safe, every precaution being taken to prevent loss or disclosure. The work of manufacturing the machines will be commenced this season, the company in charge being backed by a capital of $6,000,000.

Employment will be given to 500 hands in prosecuting this work. Mr. Paige says he has orders for 4,000 machines, the cost of each one being $20,000. He will take with him the skilled employees who have been engaged here on the work.

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