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10540Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: U.S. type foundries

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  • Ph.D.
    Mar 1, 2009
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      Greg Walters in Piqua, Ohio owns some of the Barth
      casters from ATF, but he does not cast type for sale.
      He recently bought the ten Kustermann casting machines
      from Cast Craft in Chicago. These were the type of
      casters used by European type foundries to make
      high-quality foundry type just like ATF's. Cast Craft
      had imported them to use with their pirated matrices
      to cast Helvetica and Optima and Melior back in the
      early 1970s.

      Greg is going to host the biennial conference of the
      American Typecasting Fellowship in 2010. He is
      building a new building to house all the casters and
      plans to have at least some of each kind up and
      running by the time of the conference.

      --Ph. D.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: alex brooks
      To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 2:31 AM
      Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: U.S. type foundries

      NA Graphics sells Dale Guild type (and is a great
      supporter of the foundry) and you can buy from the
      Dale Guild directly. Greg Walters, in Piqua OH,
      owns some of the ATF Barth casters, but I'm not
      sure if he uses them to cast type. Howard Bratter,
      in Brooklyn, is currently selling a complete set-up
      of multiple automatic pivotals, imported from the UK.
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