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William Caslon

Person  Male  Born 1692  Died 1766

Categories: Craft / Design

Caslon came from the West Midlands. Created the Caslon typeface, first used in 1726. Caslon Old Face was used for printing the American Declaration of Independence. Working in Aldersgate Caslon was the 'letter-founder' for John Wesley's Journal. He was succeeded by his son of the same name and the firm continued in the family, including his great-grandson, one way or another, until 1937.

Spitalfields Life has wonderful photos of the business from the early 1900s.

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William Caslon

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2 - Red Lion Court – Caslon

Red Lion Court W Caslon Junr Letter founder ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZAEOE I...

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Aldersgate Flame

{On the west face:} Wednesday May 24 1738 "What occurred of sin an...

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William Caslon - EC1 - first position

The foundry established by William Caslon, typefounder, 1692 - 1766 stood on ...

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