Old John

Old John In American folklore, a tramp printer who could make type fall into place instantaneously with one sweep of his left hand. At his death, Old John was believed to have gone to a printer’s shop in heaven where everything is clean.

From the Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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