James M. Conner. ["Electrotype Matrices."] (1887)
In late 1887, James Madison Conner, of the James Conner's Sons type foundry (the United States Type Foundry, in NY) wrote a response to Carl Schraubstadter's March 1887 Inland Printer article (q.v.) . It was published in the Conner foundry's house organ, The Typographic Messenger. I have not yet seen a copy of this, but his (Conner's) article was reprinted in a New Zealand printing trade publication called Typo (see below) .
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James M. Conner. "Electrotype Matrices." ( 1888)
Conner, James M[adison]. "Electrotype Matrices." Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review. Vol. 2, Issue 15 (1888-03-31): 22. This is a reprint of James Madison Conner's 1887 article in The Typographic Messenger (see above) .
Several volumes of this periodical have been reprinted digitally by the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection at the Victoria University of New Zealand Library: http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-corpus-typo.html They've licensed their digital versions of this material under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 New Zealand license, which is compatible with the licensing of this page - so here is an extract of Conner's article.
In this article J. M. Conner objects to electroformed matrices on all grounds, technical and moral, and discounts the importance of patrix engraving. He does, however, confirm both the Conner foundry's claim to have originated this process (by his father, James Conner, working with Edwin Starr) and identifies and identifies John M. Wehrly [Wehrle] as "having first cut type in metal [meaning typemetal patrices] in this country." Conner also lists Wehrle as having cut Penman Script and the Double Great Primer size of Rimmed Shade".
The icon at left links to a PDF of the page containing the article. Here is the original JPEG image: typo-nz-v02-issue15-1888-03-31-Har02Typo025.jpg It can also be accessed at its original site: http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Har02Typo-t1-g1-t3-body-d14.html
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