Invoice from Tucker's Book, Card & Job Printing Office, Portland, 1859

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This invoice to Mr. W. G. Hoben for miscellaneous print work including address cards, ByLaws, and posters is dated November 28, 1859. Mr. Hoben paid $14.25 for the work and was paid in full on December 27, 1859. The billhead states that the printing was done by Caloric Power & Machinery. On January 19, 1860, an article in the New York Times said of the caloric engine "This Motor may be confidently pronounced one of the greatest boons which the ingenuity of man has ever bestowed upon his race."

David Tucker established his printing business in 1849. He died in 1875 but his business was consolidated with the firm of Owen & Strout. Tucker's Book, Card and Job Printing office was located at 65 & 71 Exchange Street in 1859, which burned in the fire of 1866 and was later replaced with a new brick structure for First National Bank on the corner of Exchange and Middle Street.

Also shown in the drawing on the billhead is E.C. Andrews, S.H. Colesworthy, Wm Harlow watches and jewelry, and the Chadbourne Kendall, Co.


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