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I just learned about Noel Loomis, a popular author of Western novels, who launched his literary career in the mid-1950s while employed as a Linotype operator in Minneapolis. His books weren't just set on the Linotype--he wrote them on the Linotype!
Here's how Bill Gulick describes him in his book, Sixty-Four Years as a Writer:
"A feisty little guy with a black mustache, Loomis dealt in hot lead both figuratively and actively, for he heated up the lead pot each morning, straddled a stool shaped like a saddle, and composed on the Linotype while wearing black cowboy hat, spurs, boots, and at times, I suspect, a holstered six-gun or two."