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1Author:  Binny, Archibald, 1762-1838Requires cookie*
 Title:  Binny & Ronaldson ledgers, 1796-1798, 1798-1800, 1800-1801     
 Dates:  1796-1801 
 Abstract:  These three volumes contain the business records of the Binny and Ronaldson type foundry that operated in Philadelphia for the years 1796-1801. Archibald Binny and James Ronaldson established the first type foundry in America in 1796. Binny was trained and worked in Scotland as a punchcutter before setting off for Philadelphia in 1796. There he met a fellow Scot, James Ronaldson, who provided the business background to launch the firm. Binny and Ronaldson printed the first dollar marks in 1797 and in 1806 purchased the remnants of Benjamin Franklin's press operations.

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 Call #:  Mss.655.21.B51 
 Extent:  3 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Business and Skilled Trades | Philadelphia History | Printing and Publishing 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts 
 Subjects:  Printing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. | Type and type-founding -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.