[UK] Harrison and Son

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Fl. 1851.

The Reports of the 1851 Great Exhibition mention "a curious fount of complicated type of the cuneiform character, used in the Babylonian inscriptions exhibited by Messrs. Harrison and Son." (p. 903, PDF 48) This is mentioned in the typefounding section, just after a note about Stephenson, Blake, so I presume that Harrison and Son were typefounders. However, the Report does not specifically say that they made the type, only that they exhibited a specimen printed with it.

Reports of the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes into which the Exhibition [of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851] was Divided . Vol. III. London: Spicer Borthers, Wholesale Stationers; W. Clowes and Sons, Printers, 185 2. Digitized by Google Books from the copy presented to the Government of Bavaria, now in the Bavarian State Library. "Punch-cutting and Type-founding" and "Type-Founding in the United States" are pp. pp. 899-906 (PDF 44-51) Class XVII ("Report on Paper and Stationery, Printing and Bookbinding"), followed by "Stereotyping."

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