The Printing Press II LbNA # 57141
|Placed Date||Mar 12 2011|
|Location||Henderson, , TX|
Johannes Gensfleisch was born in Mainz, Germany about 1395. He took on his Mother’s maiden name, Gutenberg, which we know him by today. He was a goldsmith by trade therefore was familiar with metal casting. He figured that if he cast enough letters of the alphabet, he could make sentences. Then, by placing the columns of cast type on the press, he could print a who page at once. He called it “artificial writing ”. Gutenberg’s Press was a modified cheese press. In 1455, Gutenberg set out to print 200 copies of the Latin Bible which took 4 years to complete 180 copies. Gutenberg’s invention was named as the most important invention of the first millennium. Thanks to Gutenberg, we have the pleasure of many great adventures as far as our imaginations will take us.
For a look at a replica of a Gutenberg’s first press, visit
The Museum of Printing History
1324 West Clay Street
I wanted to place this box near the Depot Museum located here:
http://www.depotmuseum.com/, where they have old presses on display, but I could not find a safe place, so decided to place it in a small cemetery in town. This box was a traveling event stamp, titled “The Printing Press” which will be retired as I decided to make it a traditional box.
To the Cemetery:
From downtown Henderson, at the intersection of South Main and East Main, go south on S. Main to the next light and turn right on Richardson. Next turn right on Standish and you will see Graham-Hall Cemetery. Park on the right side of the road, and enter the small gate in the center of the fence.
To the box:
Walk through the gate, and make your way to the marker for Scout Thomas Green Akin Co. B CSA. Stand behind the marker and face the back of the cemetery. Straight ahead, you will see a very large multi-trunk cedar tree. The box is behind the tree between the tree and the fence under bricks. It is best if you go inside the iron fence to retrieve the box. Please re-hide well and watch for snakes and other critters that could be hiding there.