Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
George
Last Name
Chapman
Press Name
The Bruin Press
City
Mount Pleasant
State
IA
Country
United States
Website or Blogsite
Year You Started with Letterpress
1953
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
<p style="text-align: justify;">Started working the week I graduated from high school (June 9, 1952 to be exact) at a new letterpress printed daily in my home town of West Lebanon, New Hampshire. Developed interest in hobby/commercial printing and acquired a Kelsey which I later traded for a brass armed Gordon. Did this for the four years I was in college (summers) and did not get serious about printing again until my wife and I bought the Silverton Standard and the Miner in 1976. Have been invloved in printing since then. Paper was sold in 1990.</p>
Presses & Equipment
<p style="text-align: justify;">8x12 C&amp;P (OS), 8x12 Gordon (as above), paper cutter, and a mixed bag of type in various style cases and stands. Also have an active interest in the nationally known Printers' Hall which is here in Mount Pleasant.</p>
Education & Training
BA in Psychology, Brown University
Work History
Other Interests & Hobbies
<p style="text-align: justify;">Antique Automobiles (working on a 1931 Chevrolet at this time), Historic residence upkeep.</p>
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
APA, AAPA, NAPA, VMCCA, VCCA
Birth Year
1934
Your Photo or Press Photo

Predefined Group Memberships

APA: Amalgamated Printers Association
AAPA: Amatuer American Press Association
APHA: American Printing History Association
ATF: American Typecasting Fellowship
BPs: British Printing Society
LOLP: Ladies of Letterpress

NAPA: National Amateur Press Association