Get eBOOK Biographical Sketches of the Career of Charles Francis: Who Practiced His Art on Three Continents, Founded the Printers' League of America in 1906, and the International Joint Conference Council in 1919; Introduced Arbitration for Trade War, and Built Up
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Born in old England, reared at the Antipodes, returning to London for a period, then sailing West ward ho! And mixing in the active life of several great United States cities, the subject of this book came to New York about 1888, just as the era of modern printing began, with photo-engraving, com posing machines and multi-color presses following in rapid succession. In 1894 we find him in his own shop, fully covered by debts, as he himself informs us, with mostly Old junk for machinery. Twenty-two years later, this same plant, transformed (like the jackknife with new blades and a new handle), was moved as a half million dollar equipment into the finest printers' building ever constructed, and, instead of carrying mortgages, the house gives credits. At the present writing this has also doubled and is now a million dollar equipment.
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