P is for Printer
By ARNOLD, Francis , 1818

Arnold, Engraver, & Copper-Plate Printer, Manufacturer's Patterns Engraved and Printed. Invoice Heads. Address Cards, Arms, Crests, &c &c.

  • Author: ARNOLD, Francis
  • Publication place: Birmingham
  • Publisher: 8 Bath Street
  • Publication date: c1818
  • Physical description: Engraved trade card
  • Dimensions: 72 by 102mm (2.75 by 4 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17804


Arnold’s trade card includes a very detailed vignette of a printer’s workshop, showing all stages of the process, from engraving the copperplate to printing, drying and binding. Francis Arnold (c1772-1829) is recorded in business directories at this Bath Street address from 1818. At least two of his children, and one daughter-in-law, succeeded him at the premises, and others in Bath Street, as gun-barrel makers and riflers.