Posts Tagged ‘typefoundries’

May 12

An advertisement appearing in the Philadelphia Aurora on this spring day in 1797 read: “TYPEFOUNDERS papier-maché Wanted, five or six journeymen typefounders, to whom the highest wages and constant employment will be given papier-maché Also an apprentice wanted. Apply at Binny & Ronaldson’s FOUNDRY, in CEDAR at the end of ELEVENTH Street, PHILADELPHIA, where any [...]

March 21

On this date in the year 1794 John Hayes, a printer of Baltimore, Maryland, advertised that he had recently acquired “an elegant and complete apparatus” from Caslon in England. During this period it was quite common for the printers of the young republic to so advise their customers. It is evident that there was need [...]