Historical Articles

The latest articles from the MLC on monument lettering and design history, including influential figures and organizations.

Companies & Organizations

Gaspari & PALL

Based in Quebec, Canada, Anthony M. Gaspari and PALL (Canada) Ltd. worked together from 1968 until sometime in the early 1970s to create stencil press designs and equipment for the monument industry. …
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Historical Figures

Timothy Jellow

1891 – 1932 Timothy Jellow was a memorial draftsman, lettering specialist, inventor, and founding partner of the Spacerite Company along with Antonio “George” Di Bona. Timothy was bo…
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William Jack

1862 – 1915 William “Mr. Jack” Jack was born and raised in Back Mill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 1880 Jack immigrated to the United States, where he quickly found his way to Barre, Vermont.…
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Robert B. Knox

1891 – 1970 Robert “Bobby” Knox was a memorial draftsman and inventor from Berlin, Vermont. Knox worked for the Jones Brothers Co. in Barre, Vermont from around 1910 until at least 1942. In …
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