The RPSL purchased the records of the Perkins Bacon security printing company in the 1930s, when the firm collapsed. Perkins Bacon (PB) are best known for printing the famous Penny Black but postage stamps were only about 5% of their business. PB's primary busines was UK regional banks (printing bank notes, cheques etc.) but they also produced company and personal letter heads and business cards amongst other things.
The six Hardening Books have been scanned and converted to a pdf (bookmarks have been added for the start of each year).
It is intended to eventually develop an index.
The RPSL, in partnership with The Arts Society are working through the 17 engraving books, adding keywords for each page (over 3,000) which are searchable to provide a finding aid for information. So far, the first four books have been completed.
Click here to view the presentation by Frank Walton, Steve and Vivienne Jarvis explaining the project.
To open the FlipBook in a new tab: hold down the control button – or the command key on a Mac computer and click View Book against the entry of interest.
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