Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Type Tuesday - Boston Type Foundry

Today we feature specimens from the oldest type foundry in New England, the Boston Type Foundry, established in 1817.



Boston Type Foundry agent John K. Rogers writes in the preface to the 1883 type specimen:

The Boston Type Foundry is not only the FIRST Letter Foundry in New England, having been established in 1817, but takes precedence also in the number and variety of its Faces, the quality of its Metal, the accuracy of its Bodies, and the general perfection of its manufacturers.


The Type-Casting Machine now in use all over the world, was developed and perfected at this Foundry in 1843, under the direction of Mr. David Bruce, the inventor.






Jaime Henderson,
Archivist
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