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Friday, 28 August 2015

Singing the Praises of Eleanor, ETCetera

Eleanor Kerr
 Eleanor Boardman
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Mitchell

Eleanor Dark's typewriter

Above, Eleanor Roosevelt's typewriter; below, Mrs Roosevelt in New Zealand in 1910

The great Lou Gehrig with his wife Eleanor Gehrig

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Printers of the Lost Art: 1950 Australian Printers' Handbook

There seems to be quite a bit of interest out there in the Typosphere about old-style printing and publishing - the terminology, the technology and the history (so pleased that printers were expected to know a little about the history of their craft). For the benefit of those interested in this lost art, I have scanned in most of the pages of The Australian Printers' Handbook of 1950, compiled by E.C. Bennett, as I think it contains a lot of very useful information. I have left out the section on Impositions, so if anyone particularly wants that part, please let me know: