Posts Tagged ‘1812’

August 12

Thomas MacKellar, printer, typefounder, author, and poet, was born this day in New York City in the year 1812. He is remembered today primarily as the author of The American Printer: A Manual of Typography, first published in 1866 and so popular that it went into eighteen editions. At $1.50 the text was a real [...]

March 19

Advertising in the Federal Gazette of Baltimore on this date in 1812, Samuel Sower, typefounder, and grandson of the earlier founder, Christopher Sower, stated that he was “ready to execute orders for sizes from diamond to French canon, including music, script, and German text.” The tenth son of the second Christopher Sower, Samuel had originally [...]