Item #51307 PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET. The Babcock Printing Press Manufacturing Co. World's Fair, Chicago. 1893. 19th C. US Printing History, Nathan . Maxson Babcock, Charles B. - Company President, 1824 - 1902.
PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET. The Babcock Printing Press Manufacturing Co. World's Fair, Chicago. 1893.
PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET. The Babcock Printing Press Manufacturing Co. World's Fair, Chicago. 1893.
PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET. The Babcock Printing Press Manufacturing Co. World's Fair, Chicago. 1893.
PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET. The Babcock Printing Press Manufacturing Co. World's Fair, Chicago. 1893.
PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET. The Babcock Printing Press Manufacturing Co. World's Fair, Chicago. 1893.

PROMOTIONAL LEAFLET. The Babcock Printing Press Manufacturing Co. World's Fair, Chicago. 1893.

New York: The South Publishing Company, 1893. 1st Printing. Single long sheet [19" x 6-3/8"], printed both sides & folded twice, to form an 8 panel handout. Red stamp at top: "World's Fair / Machinery Hall, Column P-34." 7 images of divers printing presses, including New Columbian "Optimus", the "Artifex", The "Dispatch" [single feed], The "Dispatch" [double feed], the "Regular", the "Standard", the "Country". Folded: 4-3/4" x 6-3/8". Now housed in a clear archival mylar sleeve. Minor age-toning & wear, Very Good Plus. Item #51307

"Babcock went into business with Calvert Cottrell in 1855, forming Cottrell and Babcock, manufacturing all types of machinery. In 1861 they started making printing presses and by 1868 that was their exclusive business. However, in 1880 Cottrell bought him out. Two years later, he started manufacturing his own line of presses under the name Babcock Printing Press Manufacturing Company, of New London, Connecticut. This company was still operating in the mid 1930's." [Press Gallery, on-line column].

The World's Columbian Exposition (also known as the Chicago World's Fair) was a world's fair held in Chicago IL from 5 May to 31 October in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. Among the other attractions at the fair, several products that are well-known today were introduced. These products included Juicy Fruit gum, Cream of Wheat, Cracker Jacks, Shredded Wheat cereal, and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, among many others. [Wiki].

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