Here's a nice portrait of E.R. Bradley, who in 1905 published the Hood River Newsletter, which later became the Hood River News. Alert readers may also remember he was briefly editor of the Hood River Sun, when Sloan Shutt left for Granite OR.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Mr. Bradley is dressed too nicely to be the Linotype machine operator.
Dale Nicol on 6th March 2017 @ 7:10am
I take it that Rube Goldberg-like contraption is tied into a printing press?
Rick on 6th March 2017 @ 7:11am
His full name was Eben R. Bradley, along with his wife Sarah, as Canadian born.
He was the grandfather of Fred Bradley who worked for the post office in Hood River.
charlott on 6th March 2017 @ 7:15am
Some family information at photo #240.
L.E. on 6th March 2017 @ 4:24pm
A newspaper was pretty noisy when the type was being set. I can't quite describe the sound, kind of a tinkling but not really. I toured the H.R.News twice when I was on the staff on the high school news paper. They printed our school paper.
A friend of our families brother, Stewart Turnball, was the type setter. The noise of the news paper didn't both him, as he was deaf.
charlott on 7th March 2017 @ 7:09am
The contraption is a line-o-type machine used to set type using lead slugs.
Frederick Theiss on 24th March 2017 @ 5:29pm