VN Publishing House (Saigon, VN)

A publishing organization with its own printing plant at Saigon, operated by the Southeast Asia Union until April 1975. It published Seventh-day Adventist books and the senior Sabbath school lesson quarterlies. The press was established in 1939 under the direction of R. H. Howlett, then principal of the École Biblique (later called the Vietnam Adventist Training School), and printing was at first done in the kitchen of the school. Howlett taught printing to the students of his school. The first machine, a secondhand French press, was installed with the assistance of Lyman Bowers, manager of the Malayan Signs Press (now known as the Southeast Asia Publishing House) in Singapore, who spent three months in Saigon. An unsuccessful attempt was made to fabricate a typecasting machine using the ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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