South County Museum Press

The Museum Press is one of the most completely equipped letterpress shops in the Northeast, with presses manufactured over a hundred-year period from 1835 to 1953. The shop was organized in the 1980s by the late William Brady Washburn. Washburn collected so many letterpresses and other equipment that the museum trustees decided that the shop should have its own building.

Upper Case and Lower Case

I learned that the terms Upper Case and Lower Case comes from the actual position of the cases of letters used by the typesetters. The case of capital letters was placed above the case of the non-capital letters.

Linotype Model 14

This machine enabled the transition to a daily press from a weekly press

One thought on “South County Museum Press

  1. I spent 30 years in the printing industry, so I find all things printing related to be so fascinating! Susan ________________________________


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