Printing in America, and American Type Founders

Printing in America, and American Type Founders

Printing in America, and American Type Founders

Printing in America, and American Type Founders

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"The Type Foundry that Benjamin Franklin started in 1786 has an interesting history of its own. Franklin returned to America in that year after brilliant diplomatic successes in Paris. His simple American charm had won the hearts of the French and he was considered, with the possible exception of George Washington, the outstanding American of his day; in fact, one of the few known outside of the limits of his own country. Scientists read his studies in electricity, philosophers admired his native American honesty, and considered him the embodiment of the 'natural man'; and writers were influenced by his simplicity of style. He was a man of many parts, but he was, as he said himself, essentially a printer. On his return from Paris where he had purchased complete type making equipment, he established the Franklin Foundry which he operated until his death."

-- THOMAS ROY JONES

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