Sower, Christopher, Junior (Germantown , PA)
Christopher Sower (Sauer), Junior
Type founder, paper ruler, ink manufacturer, and bookbinder
Pennsylvania ( ?(*) -1784) 1.
A C. Sewer published an edition of The new England Primer, in Germantown in 1770. This could be Sower Sr, . Paul Leicester Ford, The New England Primer, a History, 1897, pg. 315.
Christopher Jr. was trained as a printer by his father, and would later
established him self as a bookbinder. Upon, his father's death Christopher
Jr, would take on and expand his father's various businesses. Many of these
businesses were damaged during the Battle of Germantown. At the end of the
war his entire estate was confiscated and Christopher would return to binding
books, an occupation he would continue until his death. see Isiah Thomas, pg.
2. Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in
America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.103.
3. Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings Executed in America Prior to
1850, by The Grolier Club, pg. 1.