Letterpress wood type

U.K. wood type sellers and cutters

The following list is of wood type cutters and printer’s suppliers.

Printer’s suppliers sold wood type which another company cut and had the supplier’s name stamped on the blocks..

J. Alcock – no info at the moment

Benjamin Brierley were suppliers who had B.BRIERLEY stamped on the top of the type.

W. H. Bonnewell & Co. – no info at the moment

Caslon cut and supplied wood type. The stock, goodwill and name were acquired by Stephenson Blake in 1936.

Day & Collins Ltd cutters, supplied wood type for 30 years to Stephenson Blake from 1871. In 1902 Stephenson Blake started to produce wood type employing some Day & Collins staff and acquiring some of the machinery.
The company was put up for sale in 1911 and liquidated in 1912. The Day & Collins name continued under a new owner.
The business transferred from 29 and 31 Fann Street, Aldersgate, London E.C. to King Street, Leicester.

DeLittle Founded in 1888 at the  Eboracum Letter Factory, this company manufacturerd wood and rubber faced type.
Vine Street,York, YO2 1BB

T. Dobb & Co. – no info at the moment

John Esson – no info at the moment

Eyre & Spottiswoode Limited – no info at the moment

V. & J. Figgins
Figgins died in 1909 and the business transferred to his nephew to become R.H. Stevens & Co

Greaves and Mason were printers’ suppliers who had Greaves & Mason stamped on the underside of the type.
Thomas Greaves and Samuel Algernon Mason dissolved their partnership on 30th April 1894.

W Huggins were suppliers who had W.HUGGINS stamped on the top of the type.

John Haddon & Co. – no info at the moment

B. Joyce – no info at the moment

Joyce & Co.
16 & 17 Clerkenwell Close, London E.C. 1

Lawrence Wood Type  cut and supplied wood type.
T.I. Lawrence 12 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London E.C. and 17 West Harding Street, Fleet Street, London E.C.

Miller & Richard – no info at the moment

J.C. Paul & Son were suppliers
Granville Works, Granville Place, King’s Cross Road, London W.C.

Poynder & Son were suppliers
3 & 4 Gun Street, Reading. Business dissolved 1926.

Sir Charles Reed & Sons
The company was acquired by Stephenson Blake in the early 1900s and a few years after the Reed name was dropped.

H.M. Sellers & Co.
On the bottom of each page of the catalogue is printed;  See the name–H.M. Sellers & CO. “Precision made” on every “A”

Stephenson, Blake & Co.
Day and Collins supplied wood type for 30 years to Stephenson Blake from 1871 and then SB cut their own type.

Stoer Brothers & Coles Limited – no info at the moment

Frederick Ullmer
1872 Catalogue       http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RIwIAAAAQAAJ&q=platen#v=onepage&q=platen&f=false

J. & R. M. Wood – no info at the moment