[Prussia] Haenel

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1. Overview

Fl. 1847-1851. Berlin. Prussia. (An as yet unidentified article in Printing History, somewhere in volumes 12-14, snippetted (I just made that word up) by Google Books identifies "the Berlin founder Eduard Haenel." This is confirmed by the 1847 specimen, below.

The Reports of the 1851 Great Exhibition say "Germany. - ... M. Haenel [exhibited] specimens of types, brass types for bookbinders, electrotype matrices for casting large types, and electrotypes from woodcuts, all possessing merit." (p. 903, PDF 48).

Reports of the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes into which the Exhibition [of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851] was Divided . Vol. III. London: Spicer Borthers, Wholesale Stationers; W. Clowes and Sons, Printers, 185 2. Digitized by Google Books from the copy presented to the Government of Bavaria, now in the Bavarian State Library. "Punch-cutting and Type-founding" and "Type-Founding in the United States" are pp. pp. 899-906 (PDF 44-51) Class XVII ("Report on Paper and Stationery, Printing and Bookbinding"), followed by "Stereotyping."

The Wikipedia [EN] article for Woellmer indicates that Wilhelm Wöllmer first worked at the Haenel foundry.

2. Specimens, Catalogs, and Price Lists

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1847 [specimen]

The icon at left links to a local copy of the digitization by Google Books.

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