Buxton, Harvey, and Cord; Anamosa, Iowa, during 1874

YOUTHFUL INGENUITY.–Frank Buxton and Charley Harvey, lads about 14 years of age, and Mark and Chas Cord, 17 and 13 years old, have contrived, by dint of perseverance and skill, to get up two or three miniature printing presses large enough to print a form four or five inches square. The style is essentially different from anything the boys ever saw, yet combining principles common to several kinds of presses. The different “firms” are quite pleased with their success, and must be running quite an extensive business if we are to judge from the quantities of ink, roller composition and type they are laying in. Is the “up position” very hot, boys?

July 23, 1874

Anamosa Eureka, 2nd page, 2nd column, midway


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