Now, the genus Zea is not only a monotype, but stands almost alone in its family.
These machines are called respectively the Linotype and monotype.
Sometimes these words are mere aggregations like automobile, monotype, sidewalk, policeman and the like.
It is called the monotype because it casts and sets up the type piece by piece.
What are the essential differences between a monotype and a Linotype?
It will be seen, therefore, that the casting portion of the monotype machine is actually automatic.
Secondly, the monotype casts type, not in blocks or a whole line, but in separate letters.
"This is a monotype," said Mr. Buckingham Smith, picking up a dusty print off the window-sill.
You go back to the monotype room and get a bunch of slugs and leads and saw them up to fill the cases.
The linotype and monotype machines, uncanny in their operations, have also come into common practice.