William A. Schraubstädter

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American. One of three sons of Carl Schraubstadter. At Central Type Foundry, when it was owned by his father, he was the matrix engraving pantograph operator in the cutting of the first matrices by machine in America ( Geometric, Geometric Italic(Central), Morning Glory (Central), Scribner (Central), and Type Writer (Central)).

A portrait of William Schraubstädter was reprinted in 1907 in "Quadrat" [Henry Lewis Bullen]. "Discursions of a Retired Printer, No. 7." The Inland Printer. Vol. 38, No. 4 (January, 1907): 513-521.

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Cut:

Geometric (Central). Gustave F. Schroeder cut the patterns for it and William A. Schraubstädter engraved its matrices directly using the Central Type Foundry Pantograph. [1] [4] Mullen, though, cites it as "Cut by Gustav Schroeder and William Jackson." (p. 135) [5]

Geometric Italic (Central). Gustave F. Schroeder cut the patterns for it and William A. Schraubstädter engraved its matrices directly using the Central Type Foundry Pantograph. [1] [4] Mullen, though, cites it as "Designed and cut by Gustav Schroeder." (p. 136) [5]

Morning Glory (Central). Gustave F. Schroeder cut the patterns for it and William A. Schraubstädter engraved its matrices directly using the Central Type Foundry Pantograph. [1] [4] Mullen, though, cites it as "Designed and cut by Gustav Schroeder." (p. 136) [5]

See also:

1. Notes

1. Werner, N. J. "St. Louis' Place on the Type-Founders' Map." The Inland Printer. Vol. 79, No. 5 (August 1927): 764-766.

2. Werner, N. J. An Address by N. J. Werner of St. Louis. St. Louis: [St. Louis Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1931. , reprinted as "St. Louis in Type-Founding History" Share Your Knowledge Review, Vol. 22, No. 3 (January 1941): 21-26.

3. Loy, William E. "Designers and Engravers of Type," No. 11 - Gustav F. Schroeder. The Inland Printer. Vol. 22, No. 3 (1898-12), p. 338.

4. Loy, William E. "Designers and Engravers of Type," No. 19 - Nicholas J. Werner. The Inland Printer. Vol. 23, No. 5 (1899-08), p. 595.

5. Mullen, Robert A. Recasting a Craft: St. Louis Typefounders Respond to Industrialization. (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 2005).


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