Hmm... what can I do with these letters? Oh I could make little stamps!
I've dipped my wooden letters into some ink and made stamps!
Heinz, what are you doing over here?
Hmm.... I feel like I can do something with those stamps
One day, Heinz, Johannes Gutenberg's nephew was sitting in the office of their home. It was late at night, and Heinz was very bored. He grabbed some paper and ink, and when he was getting these items, he found some little wooden letters sitting in his uncle's workshop. He figured he could do something with these letters. Maybe make stamps!
Uncle Johannes, do you think you could build something if I give you the idea?
A little while later, Johannes walked into the office to find Heinz. He saw him doing something with the ink, and he was very curious as to what he was doing.
Of course! But what is it you wish for me to make?
Some type of stamping machine maybe.
All night, Johannes has been thinking about what he could do with those letter stamps. He knew there was something, but he wasn't exactly sure. Later in the day, Heinz went down to his uncle's workshop to see if he could help him.
Heinz went up to his uncle Johannes and asked him if he could help him build his idea. He knows that his uncle is a great inventor, so he has high hopes that he can help him.
Johannes is sure he can help Heinz. He wasn't exactly sure how hard this task would be, but when Heinz mentioned the stamping machine, and idea popped right into his head.
After many days of thinking and tinkering, finally, the printing press has been born! Together, Johannes and Heinz created this groundbreaking machine. As Heinz described it, Johannes built it. Johannes stated that he would declare the printing press to be created by himself and Heinz. But Heinz didn't want his name included because he didn't build it. After begging for Heinz to take the credit as well, Johannes excepted that Heinz wasn't going to take credit. Now the printing press printed out many books for lots people to read.