Posts Tagged ‘1860’

June 26

The benevolent Patent Office of the United States issued on June 26, 1860 a patent to Henry Harger of Delhi, Iowa for an invention which “consists in the arrangement of machinery in connection with the type case by which the typesare fed to the composing-stick, and of an arrangement of fingers and levers in connection [...]

February 24

In the city of Providence, Rhode Island, Daniel Berkeley Updike was born upon this day in 1860. With no practical background as a printer, he was destined to become one of the great American printers, and with no formal education as such, to become an outstanding scholar of printing, responsible for the revival of interest [...]