In addition to his role as publisher of the Montevallo Times, W. M. “Mack” Wyatt also was the owner of Times Printing Co. The commercial printing business continued to operate for 30+ years following the sale of the newspaper in 1959.
The items on this page show the nature of his printing business and also the technology that was employed in the printing industry in the early to mid- 20th century.
Click to view a
Times Printing Co. Brochure
From the Early 1960's
Click to view a selection of Times Printing Co. Ads
Click to view a selection of Photographs from Times Printing Co.
Click to see the Times Printing Co. type font specimens.
Clicking on this icon will take you to printingfilms.com. At this website you'll find a dozen or more vintage films made to inform the industry about current printing techniques. “Farewell etaoin shrdlu” chronicles the last night the New York Times was produced using hot metal type set on the Linotype machine.
Click on the Linotype icon to see a trailer for the award winning “Linotype, the Film”. The entire movie can be purchased or rented at iTunes.
Click to see this ad announcing the Montevallo Times’ new equipment in 1935.
Click to read Mack Wyatt’s announcement of the new printing equipment added in 1935.
Click on the photo above to see a vintage Babcock manual-feed cylinder letterpress in action.
Click on the photo above to see an operating press similar to Times Printing’s Huber.