Heber Wells

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1. Overview

Heber Wells..

Youngest son of Darius Wells. He and two partners repurchased the successor to his father's wood type business, E. R. Webb, from Webb's estate in 1864, establishing themselves as Vanderburgh, Wells & Co. See {Kelly 1969}

A portrait of Heber Wells 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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