About The Stolen Biro.

About The Stolen Biro.

My name is Nick Penn and I emigrated with two sisters, from the old dart under the ten quid scheme in 1962. We had a five-week trip on the P&O SS Orion, paid for by the Aussie government. Thank you! We lived in Bunnerong Migrant Hostel, seven miles from Sydney CBD, for three years. I … Continue reading

Napoleon retreats from Moscow.

Napoleon retreats from Moscow.

Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow (Adolph Northen, 1828-1876). Napoleon wore the two-pointed hats sideways so he could be easily spotted on the battlefield  (Wikipedia Commons) The Artist Adolph Northen, Born 6 November 1828 – Died 28 May 1876, was a German painter. He was born in Münden, Hannover and was a pupil of the Düsseldorf school … Continue reading

Chandler & Price Paper Guillotine

Chandler & Price Paper Guillotine

Chandler & Price was founded in 1881 in Cleveland, Ohio, by Harrison T. Chandler and William H. Price. They manufactured machinery for printers including a series of hand-fed platen jobbing presses, as well as an automatic feeder for these presses (the Rice Feeder). They also made paper cutters (Guillotines) as well as book presses, and … Continue reading