10543Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: U.S. type foundries
- Mar 1 10:21 AMI'm currently looking, ideally, for a Thompson, but should anyone know of any working Monotype caster looking for a home where it will be put to good use, please let me know. I'm In BC (Canada), and thus this end of the continent would be preferable in terms of pick-up.
Following in Jim Rimmer's path, my goal is to eventually find a Pantograph and to cast type both from Monotype matrices and also to produce new designs. A lofty goal, clearly, but I'd like to follow in the line of private presses using a house type (Kelmscott, Doves, etc.), and in turn to keep this tradition and practice alive.
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Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 7:04 AM
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: U.S. type foundries
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Gerald Lange" <Bieler@...> wrote:
> The birth right is the matrix, but more the casting machine. M&H may
> label their material as foundry cast type (didn't all Monotype
> casters?), but it is not (at least not in the definitive definition of
> the term).
The term "type foundry" predates the Barth and Kustermann casting
machines, even the Bruce Pivotal, so your "definitive definition" is a
modern distinction that wouldn't necessarily be recognized by past
generations of type casters. The term goes back to the days of the
If Alex had said instead, "last type foundry using foundry casters"
that would be more accurate.
--Eric Holub, SF
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