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John Haddon and Co

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The Swift.
The Swift (detail).

of Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London

1814 John Haddon formed a general printing business[1]

c.1897 Formation of Haddon-Caxton Pioneer Point Foundry[2]

1902 Walter Haddon was principal of the Caxton Type Foundry[3]

Walter discovered a material he called "Tungstone", which was described as the "next hardest thing to metal" and was used for making the frames and furniture for the standardized type which the firm supplied.

1914 Participated in the 5th International Exhibition of the Printing and Allied Trades at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, showing printing machinery and types[4]

1920 Advertising was an important part of the business; clients included[5]:

Presumably became part of Haddon Group


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 26, 1958
  2. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 10, 1912
  3. The British Printer, Volume 15 Publisher Maclean-Hunter, 1902
  4. The Times, May 12, 1914
  5. The Times, Nov 26, 1920