Posts Tagged ‘1907’

September 8

“The British compositor is wedded to a very unhealthy practice,” stated a memorandum of the British Master Printers’ Federation, dated this day in 1907, “and with few exceptions, in nearly every office, one of the boxes in the upper case is filled with snuff from which frequent pinches are taken. Lately a feeling has arisen [...]

January 30

Henry Barth died on January 30, 1907. A printer, engineer, and typefounder, he invented the typecasting machine which bears his name and upon which all the present-day typecasting machines used by the world’s typefounders are modelled. Barth was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1823. He first worked for the typefounder Schelter & Giesecke as a [...]

January 29

At 10 o’clock on this Monday morning in 1951, three men drove a station wagon to the Idlewild Airport in New York City. One of these men was a Customs broker. He was equipped with a set of pre-entry forms by which he expected to appease the Customs officials sufficiently to bring about the release [...]