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“Hot Metal” Nation’s Oldest Type Foundry Demos | Presidio

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is encouraged to mandhtype@arionpress.com.

M&H Type & Arion Press | 1802 Hays St, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

100th Anniversary of the Panama-Pacific Int’l Exposition (PPIE)

February 20, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the World’s Fair celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal and showcasing San Francisco—its recovery from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake and fire and its world trade potential.

Throughout 2015, the PPIE100, a citywide consortium of cultural, civic, and historical organizations, will conduct centennial programs to commemorate the PPIE’s historical significance and to reflect on its legacy. 

> View all PPIE 2015 Events – tons of them are free.

Celebrate a century of continued 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 and Harris was established with demo Monotype machines from the Panama Pacific International Exposition’s Palace of Machinery.

Free, but an RSVP is encouraged to mandhtype@arionpress.com.

See demonstrations on Monotype caster no. 3, a survivor from the PPIE, take away souvenirs, and meet the current staff of typecasters and printers. These machines 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 Arion Press and other letterpress customers.

This open house is the first in a series of events at M&H during its centennial year.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is encouraged to mandhtype@arionpress.com.
Categories: *Top Pick*, History, San Francisco, Walks & Tours
Address: 1802 Hays St, San Francisco, CA