M & H Type
Mackenzie & Harris
Double Centennial Celebration
• 100th Birthday of M&H Type
Saturday, February 28, 2015, noon to 5 p.m., in San Francisco’s Presidio
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Demonstrations in the Typefoundry, Display of Historic Items, Refreshments.
Join us to celebrate a century of continuous operation by the nation’s oldest and largest typefoundry, M&H (Mackenzie & Harris). Designated an “irreplaceable cultural treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mackenzie & Harris was established with demonstration Monotype machines from the Panama Pacific International Exposition’s Palace of Machinery. These have been preserved as part of the historic foundry, still in operation on a full-time basis, where handset and composition “hot metal” type is manufactured for the Arion Press and other letterpress customers.
See demonstrations on Monotype Caster No. 3, a survivor from the PPIE, and meet the current staff of typecasters and printers. This open house is the first in a series of events at M&H during its centennial year.
Supported by the Grabhorn Institute and National Endowment for the Arts.
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PUBLIC TOURS OF THE FOUNDRY
M & H TYPE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Training in both the typefoundry (casting) and pressroom (typography and letterpress printing). Candidates must be interested in doing both. Applicants should send a letter and CV by post.
M & H Type, the oldest and largest surviving type foundry in the United States, offers paid apprenticeships for intensive work and training in typography, typecasting, and Monotype composition that will lead to long-term employment. Commitment is for a minimum four years of employment: two years in apprentice status, followed by at least two years in journeyman status.
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