For some reason I cannot access the group file site,
so I can't see the pictures you posted.
Anyway, several years ago Greg Walters ordered
some large type from a type foundry in India. I believe
it was 84 pt Gujarati (but not from the Gujarati Type
Foundry). I just happened to be at his house when it
arrived. We opened the package and were surprised
to see how rough it looked. The entire font looked as
though it had been sand cast.
But he later printed a broadside with it, and it looked
great. The printed sheet showed no indication that
the type was so rough.
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De: "Gerald Lange" <bieler@...
Sendita: Dimancxon, 25an de januaro 2004, 9:38 ptm
Temo: Re: [PPLetterpress] Unknown type
Yes, I think they are western Asian of some sort. I also
suspect the sand casting, particularly on the one piece
where the jet break-off looks suspiciously like it was
from branch flow.
When I was a kid I watched my uncle sand cast brass
and lead and aluminum. Now I quite wish I would have
apprenticed with him.
Problem that I STILL see with these is the foundry pin
mark and nick even though both of them have the surface
peculiarities of sand casting. I suppose that could have
be captured as well by sand casting. The letters are not
in my possession anymore so I am not sure how clean
that nick was.