Posts Tagged ‘typecasting machinery’

March 26

The production record of the Wicks Rotary Type-Casting Company of Blacksfriar Road, London, records on this day in 1901 the firm cast in a single machine 319,284 pieces of minion (7-point) type, utilizing the labor of one man and an unskilled helper, plus a three-horsepower motor. The production for the entire month of March of [...]

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 [...]