Posts Tagged ‘1838’

August 15

A Presbyterian dominie who made solid contributions to the history of American invention was born this day in 1838 near Rochester, New York. Merritt Gally losthis father, also a minister of the Presbyterian persuasion, and found it necessary at the age of eleven to earn his own living. He apprenticed himself to a printer and [...]

March 17

On this day in 1838 the United States Patent Office granted to David Bruce Jr. a patent for modifications on a typecasting machine which greatly improved the original model of 1836. Although not the first American to develop a machine to free the typefounder from the dependence upon the laborious hand-casting of single types, Bruce [...]