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M&H Type & Arion Press | 1802 Hays St, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Saturday, February 28, 2015
100th Anniversary of the Panama-Pacific Int’l Exposition (PPIE)
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 email@example.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.