Don Black Death, Obituary – Don Black was born in 1936, and he lived until 2023 before he passed away. He was a very long-lived man. He had an exceptionally lengthy life span. It had not occurred to me until that very moment that the businesses that had created these presses had long since gone out of business and that it may be pretty difficult to purchase replacement components for machinery that was manufactured in the 19th century. This was something that I had not even considered until that precise moment.
Up until that very instant, the idea that this would turn out to be the case had never occurred to me. Up until that very moment, I was under the impression that this in no way reflected the actual state of affairs. Up until that point, I hadn’t given the possibility that this would actually turn out to be the case even the tiniest amount of thought at all. I was taken away to say the least when I discovered that it was in fact the case. I had not been expecting it at all. As soon as I had this realization, I turned to Adams and asked him where modern letterpress printers might go to purchase equipment.
He told me that there weren’t any places that sold letterpress equipment anymore. It was his understanding that there was nowhere that specialized in the sale of letterpress printing equipment. Instantaneously, he responded by suggesting to me that I seek counsel from Don Black. “You should go to Don Black.” Don Black, who recently passed away and was the founder of Don K. Black Linecasting Services in Scarborough, Ontario, has recently passed away. Don K. Black Linecasting Services was located in Scarborough.
It is with deep sorrow that we must tell you of this loss. In the interview that was published in issue no. 186 of the magazine Amphora, Lauren Williams talked about his early life as well as his decision to retire after spending nearly half a century working in a variety of business-related professions. He made this decision after working for nearly half a century.
The article including the interview appeared in volume 186, issue 186 of Amphora. A write-up of the interview has been compiled and published on the website.