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George Clymer

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George Clymer (1754-1834) of Clymer, Dixon and Co

1754 Born in Philadelphia

1817 Moved to London

1831 Patent. Improvements to writing presses.[1]

1834 August 27th. Died. 'On the 27th ult. in Singleton-street, City-road, London, George Clymer, Esq. late of Philadelphia, aged 80. Mr. Clymer’s name well known in the scientific, and especially in the typographical world, as the inventor of that elegant and useful machine, the Columbian printing press.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Morning Advertiser - Monday 31 October 1831
  2. Gloucestershire Chronicle - Saturday 13 September 1834