Not long ago, one of our frequent contributors, Mark Corson, sent us several copies of posters published by the Saul Ash Company, that had been passed along to him by Lewis Woods of Mustang, Oklahoma, at the Pawnee Steam School. We thought some of them might be of interest to our readers, so we sought permission to reprint them. In the process, we learned more about the company, which may be of interest to our subscribers.
In October 1996, The Saul Ash Company was purchased by Steven Forsythe, current president and CEO of the firm. The business is now located at 2225 S. Richmond in Tulsa, OK 74114, and can be reached by phone at (918) 743-0707.
In the early 1970s, the company's founder and namesake, Saul Ash, produced high quality lithographic prints on linen. Started by a small group of historians, artists and printers, the company specialized in the research and fine reproduction of unusual technical machinery and inventions. Most of these prints were derived from an inventory of hardbound scientific, engineering and medical journals from the 1800s through the early 1900s.
Of particular interest to our readers would be those of engineering subjects, such as the steam man featured on the opposite page, with the above description. Among the postrs we have seen are Planing and Shaping Machines, The Metalworking Lathe, The Giant Interoceanic Ship-Railway, The Art of the Blacksmith, The Grinding Machine, and A Giant Steam-Powered Air Compressor. The litho prints are produced on beige linen, 12' x 18' and the firm offers several framing options. We appreciate the company's permission to reprint one of the images here, for the enjoyment of our readers.