Posts Tagged ‘1854’

May 11

In the tiny village of Hatchel (pop. 400) in Germany was born this day in 1854 a man destined to revolutionize the printing industry of his time. Ottmar Mergenthaler was the son of parents who were both teachers. It was their desire that he also train for that profession but since the boy was more [...]

January 24

The United States Patent Office on January 24, 1854, granted to William Overend of Cincinnati a patent for “intended to give to paper the proper dampness, in order to prepare it for the press. A given quantity of paper is placed upon the table, and is fed into the machine by nippers, when it is [...]