The Press: Hoe Under

"If it's a Hoe, it's the best." Not every pressroom foreman agrees with this proud motto of R. Hoe & Co., Inc., maker of presses since 1803. But the company's long history has been replete with startling achievements. The many presses it has sold make Hoe as synonymous for press as Gillette is for razor, Baldwin for locomotive, Colt for pistol. It was news last week when old R. Hoe & Co. bowed to the inevitable and passed into a receivership. Company officials blamed the decline in newspaper lineage, the fact that...

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