George Bruce

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1. Overview

US. 1781-06-26 to 1866-07-05 { Geni GB}, {Annenberg 1994}: 79, 82. Younger brother of David Bruce Sr. and co-founder with him of what became Bruce's New York Type Foundry. Married Catherine Wolfe (1785-06-21 to 1861-03-18 { Geni GB}, the daughter of "the great hardware merchant and real estate investor" John David Wolfe ({ Millionaires 1892}: 59). Father of David Wolfe Bruce and George Wolfe Bruce. Uncle of the inventor of the pivotal type caster, David Bruce Jr.

Note: See the ../ Punch, Patrix, & Matrix Makers -> Note on Bruce Genealogy for sorting out the various Bruces and the locations in these Notebooks where they appear.

2. Literature

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Bruce. For the Commissioner of Patents. (1850)

Bruce, George. "Type Founding" in the Report of the Commissioner of Patents for the Year 1850 (Washington, DC: Office of Printers to the House of Representatives, 1851): 398-403. This was printed as a part of "Ex. Doc. No. 32" for the House of Representatives in the second session of the 21st Congress.

This Report has been digitized at least twice: By The Internet Archive from a poor microfilm copy done by the USPTO: and by Google Books from the University of California copy. The two icons here link to extracts of Bruce's report from these two sources (in this order).

3. Bibliography

{Annenberg 1994} Stephen O. Saxe [additions, intro], Elizabeth K. Lieberman [index]. Type Foundries of America and their Catalogs New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1994.

{Geni GB} Entry for George Bruce at website:

{Millionaires 1892} The Tribune Monthly. Vol. 4, No. 6 (June 1892). Issue subject: "American Millionaires: The Tribune's List of all Persons in the United States Reputed to be Worth a Million or More."

Digitized by Google from an unknown library's copy, Google Books ID: wJFOAQAAMAAJ.

{Silver 1965} Silver, Rollo. Typefounding in America, 1787-1825. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1965.

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