Posts Tagged ‘1829’

May 25

“Dear Sir,” wrote John P. Sheldon, founding editor of the Michigan Gazette on this day in 1829 to Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, “This is a specimen of the printing done by me on Mr. Burt’s typographer. You will observe some inaccuracies in the situation of the letters; these are owing to [...]

April 17

Samuel Rust of New York City was granted a patent on this day in 1829 for a printing press, which he named after George Washington. For several years this machine was manufactured by the firm of Rust and Turney, but in 1835 it was taken over by R. Hoe & Company, the principal builders of [...]