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Cosman Damian May

Born in 1807 in Frankfurt am Main, May was one of the most famous puchcutters of his day. Like many punchcutters, he started out under Andreas Schneider, the first punchcutter of the Dreslerschen Giesserei. In 1828, he went to England, where he worked for several years at Watts (London), Stephenson, Blake & Co. (Sheffield), and Miller & Richard (Edinburgh). He became partnet of Alex. Wilson & Son in London, where he worked from 1845 until 1852, when that company stopped operations. He returned to Frankfurt in 1852 where he cut many Fraktur and Antiqua types until 1963. Coota, a foundry in Stuttgart, bought his Bourgeois-Fraktur. He returned to London in 1863, and died there in 1865. May's company was then taken over by his son F. F. May, also a punchcutter.

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