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Image of leaflet page for family printing outfit

Family Printing Outfit

  • One page from a four page leaflet advertising a practical and useful
  • family printing outfit
  • Manufactured by E M Richford, early 20th century
  • 203 x 254mm (8 x 10in)

Edwin Miller Richford, a chemist, started manufacturing rubber stamps in East London in 1878 and the company he founded quickly grew into one of the largest stamp makers in Britain.

In addition to manufacturing finished stamps, they also became the foremost supplier of components and raw materials to other rubber stamp makers in Britain and overseas. After more than 130 years they are still flourishing and are based in Sudbury, Suffolk.



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