Golding & Company
Golding & Company is a defunct American manufacturer of platen printing presses and printers' tools, established in 1869 by William Hughson Golding (1845–1916) in the Fort Hill area of Boston, Massachusetts.
Before 1895, Golding hired Henry Lewis Bullen to print its house organ, which increased sales of the Pearl. In 1906, Golding's factories moved to Franklin, Massachusetts; its showrooms remained in Boston.
William Golding died in 1916, but his two sons continued the enterprise. In 1918, Golding was acquired by American Type Founders (ATF). The Pearl continued to be made and sold by the Golding Press Division of ATF. In 1927, Thomson National Company (manufacturers of the Colt's Armory Press) bought Golding from ATF.
- Official (~1872)
- Pearl (1876)
- Improved Pearl (1895)
- Golding Printing Presses Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine. American Amateur Press Association. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
- The Pearl — A Jewel of a Press. Type & Press, Fall 1998. Retrieved from Amalgamated Printers' Association, 8 October 2010.
- Or Thompson Printing Press Company, according to Williams.
- Williams, Fred. The Official Press. Type & Press, Spring 1982. Retrieved from Amalgamated Printers' Association, 8 October 2010.