George Phineas Gordon patents the new style Gordon Jobber

0ctober 31, 1871

The new style Gordon Jobber, also referred to as the Franklin jobber, was a letter press, or a “platen” press. The basis for the design of most jobbers afterward, this was the primary press for hobbyists, because it emphasized small-run, stylistically unique work.

MORAN, JAMES C.. “THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRINTING PRESS”. Journal of the Royal Society of Arts 119.5177 (1971): 281–293. Web.

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