J. E. Hamilton (Wood Type)

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1. Overview

J. E. Hamilton. Hamilton wood type company.

(Note: I've put Hamilton here, in "Type Scholars" because he seems to me more of a manager and director (of his factory and its designs) while many of his contemporaries in the wood type field ( Darius Wells, etc.) are in ../ Engineers and Works Managers as they seem a bit more technical. But both placements may be in error.)

A portrait of Hamilton was reprinted in 1907 in:

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No. 13 (August, 1907)

Quadrat [Henry Lewis Bullen]. "Discursions of a retired Printer," No. 13. The Inland Printer, Vol. 39, No. 5 (August, 1907): 674 (frontis), 675-683. Subjects: "An Ideal American Citizen - The Inventor of Wood Types and the Routing Machine, and His Successors and Competitors."

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2. Notes and References

{Kelly 1969} Kelly, Rob Roy. American Wood Type: 1828-1900. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969.

Reissued in April 2010 by Liber Apertus Press, Saratoga, CA.

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