Josiah Warren's Universal Typography

Several issues of Indiana Statesman during 1845 and 1846 carried examples of Josiah Warren's newly invented "universal typography." Shown here is a picture from the front page of the issue dated October 11, 1845, published in New Harmony.

A note at the beginning of the accompanying article about the Monster Steamer is reprinted here:

The Ocean Monster.
We are indebted to Mr. JOSIAH WARREN, of this place, for the above representation of the steam ship Great Britain - the Mastodon of the Age. The plate was executed by means of Mr. W.'s new stereotype process, and although not as perfect as might be made, still it serves to show the usefulness and susceptibility of the invention.

Courtesy of Willard Library, Evansville.

Josiah Warren (1798-1874)
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