Posts Tagged ‘1826’

May 1

“On the first day of May, 1826, we set our initial stickful of types, followed by three more on the same day, all in brevier, besides laying a font of job type. It was our first day in any printing-office, and a high day it was, for we believe we leaped deerlike over every housetop [...]

March 2

The first United States patent for a power printing press was awarded on this date in 1826 to a silversmith turned inventor named Daniel Treadwell. This press, a bed-and-platen machine, was first produced about 1822 and was an improvement over the hand presses of the period, supplying as it did, power to make the impression [...]