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A high-quality digitization of the complete 1923 edition of the American Type Founders (ATF) Specimen Book. Considered by many to be the culmination of specimen printing, it is an important, and massive volume, documenting the culture of printing, advertising, and typography in the early 20th century. This issue is optimized for mobile devices. This work is in the public domain. Digitized by David Armstrong/Sevanti Letterpress.
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Topics: specimen book, type specimen, American Type Founders, graphic design, foundry, letterpress,...
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Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders Sales Corporation
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The 1934 specimen book of American Type Founders.
Topics: typefounding, typography, type specimens, letterpress printing
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Central Type Foundry and Boston Type Foundry
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This specimen was produced at a point of great change in the American typefounding industry. The owners of the Central Type Foundry (Schraubstadter and St. John) had purchased the Boston Type Foundry in 1888. This specimen book, a joint effort of the two type foundries, is dated 1892. That is the year in which both companies were sold into the newly formed American Type Founders amalgamation. The bulk of the specimen book itself makes no reference to ATF. However, a final page (which is...
Topics: type, typefounding, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Frederic W. Goudy
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Volume 1, No. 4 (Autumn, 1934) of the occasional journal "Ars Typographica," edited by Frederic W. Goudy. This number contains Goudy's article "Type Design: A Homily." With an original insert from the Continental Typefounders Association offering Goudy's types for sale (this was Melbert B. Cary's company; despite its name it was an importer and reseller of types, not an actual typefoundry). The volume/issue numbering of Ars Typographica is confusing. Goudy started it, and...
Topics: type, matrix engraving
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation
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The 1929 type specimen book of the Baltimore Type and Composition Company ("Baltotype").
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Sears Roebuck And Company
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Topic: Sears Roebuck Catalogs
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Los Angeles Type Founders, Inc.
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Type specimen book for Los Angeles Type Founders, undated but before 1978 based on material acquired with it.
Topics: typefounding, type, printing
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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A specimen book of typefaces supplied as matrix fonts for the Ludlow Typograph Machine, a non-composing linecaster. This is the hardcover specimen book, produced in four editions (the first was an edition without letter designation which I believe is from June 1930, then there was an edition B, then an as-yet-unattested edition C, and finally this, edition D). This hardcover specimen book is distinct from the more common softcover or comb-bound abridged specimen book published under the name...
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Cade Type Foundry
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Type specimen book from the Cade Type Foundry, a private typefoundry. Published by the foundry and The Juniper Press, Winchester, MA. This was the private press and the private typefoundry of Philip Cade.
Topics: type, typefounding, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Barco Type Founders
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A specimen book (typeface catalog) from Barco Type Founders, Northlake, IL.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, typography, printing
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Daniel TOUSSAINT
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Catalogue des règles à calcul Graphoplex Slide rules Graphoplex Catalog
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Topics: regle à calcul, slide rule, Graphoplex
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Detroit Type Foundry
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Type specimen book. Undated, but bearing a price increase notice effective 1951-01-01. Also advertises sorts service, reproduction proofs, reverse repros, transparencies, line service, composition services in Linotype and Monotype, and creative & advertising typography.
Topics: type, typefounding, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Intertype Corporation
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A one-line specimen book, dated July 1, 1954, of typefaces available for the Intertype Fotosetter composing machine.
Topics: phototypesetting, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Manufacturers' Club of Buffalo New York USA
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1908-12-14 Buffalo Industrial Exhibition Catalog — Held Under the Auspices of the Manufacturers' Club of Buffalo New York USA— Showing The Commercial Development of The Queen City of the Lakes
Topics: Buffalo Industrial Exposition, List of Members of the Manufacturers' Club of Buffalo, List of...
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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Installation Instructions for Ampex's Time Code Reader/Generator Kit (No. 1400840) for their VPR-2 series 1 Inch Type C VTRs. This publication is catalog no. 1809457-02 issued September 1980. Also describes installation for TCR/G Kit No. 1400860 which is used depending on what serial number your VPR-2 has.
Topics: Ampex, VPR-2, Time Code, Broadcast Video, VTR, OldVTRs, 1 Inch Type C, Videotape, Installation...
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Baltimore Type
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A 1965 catalog/specimen book of "handy boxes" of letterpress printing type by Baltotype (formerly the Baltimore Type and Composition Company).
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders Company
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The 1911 Supplement No. 2 to the 1906 American Type Founders' specimen book. It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust. Note that there may be some confusion in the Hathi Trust catalog between the Supplement (of 1909) and the Supplement No. 2 (of 1911). This is the 1911 Supplement No. 2, identified as such on its title page and bearing the Hathi Trust identification code mdp.39015036947730.
Topic: typefounding
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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A typographical specimen book showing the unit-set types developed by Linn Boyd Benton under the trade name "Self Spacing" type. It is undated, but loosely slipped into it is a page listing users of "Benton's Self Spacing Type" which has on its back a letter to Benton, Waldo and Co. dated Dec. 18, 1886. A portion of the text of this letter would seem to be the original copy for the showing of Self Spacing Old Style Italic on page 14 of this specimen.
Topics: type, benton, self-spacing type, unit-set type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders (ATF) typefaces. This is a 1976 edition. Although it bears a cover similar to earlier editions (e.g., edition TY-154; see http://www.archive.org/details/ATFHandyTypeIndexTY154 and/or http://www.archive.org/details/ATFHandyTypeIndexTY154_1969try2 ) it is greatly reduced in size.
Topics: typefounding, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Warnery Frères
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This is the 1875 specimen book of letterpress printing type for newspaper and job printing, by the firm Warnery Frères. This specimen was digitized from the New York Public Library copy by Google. The version here was assembled from page images presented by The Hathi Trust, where it bears the identification nyp.33433006349835 The NYPL/Hathi bibliographic information gives its title as "Spécialité de caractères pour journaux et labeurs. Fantaisies noires--signes divers."
Topic: typefounding
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders (ATF) typefaces. Edition: TY-111. Printing code: 60M155LC (dating it to January 1955). Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, proprietor of Lock and Key Press (http://lockandkeypress.wordpress.com/ ) for making this document available.
Topics: typefounding, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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Type specimen book for foundry metal type issued by the Neon Type Division of Typefounders of Chicago (itself a trade name of Castcraft). Typefounders of Chicago acquired the Neon Type Foundry (Pittsburgh) in 1959. This catalog has been uploaded to The Internet Archive in two parts (due to technical issues involving limited bandwidth); this is part 1. For part 2 see http://www.archive.org/details/NeonTypeDivisionTypefoundersChicago1962pt2
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, type specimen
The 1898 American Type Founders specimen book.It was digitized by Google Books from the New York Public Library copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Topic: typefounding
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders Company
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A supplementary type specimen booklet which was distributed with (in a pocket in) at least some copies of the 1941 edition of the American Type Founders' Book of American Types. Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, proprietor of Lock and Key Press (http://lockandkeypress.wordpress.com/ ) for preserving this material and making it available.
Topic: typefounding
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders
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A type specimen book for the Foundry Univers typeface, "Created and cast by Deberny et Peignot, Paris for ATF Type Division." (Elizabeth, NJ: American Type Founders Company, 1968.) Printing code: IP-5M-9-68.
Topics: typefounding, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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1846 Belgian type specimen book.
Topics: type, typography, type specimens
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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This is a very early (1893) American Type Founders Company specimen book comprised of offerings from its Cleveland Type Foundry branch. It does not mention ATF by name. It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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"This booklet shows all the Ludlow typefaces produced since the publication of the bound specimen book in June 1930." That book ended with 28-M (Tempo Medium). This supplement includes the faces shown in the earlier booklet Ludlow Typefaces: A Supplement, November 1933 (http://www.archive.org/details/LudlowTypefacesASupplementNovember1933) and to this adds: 36-BIC (Mandate, 1934), and 37-B & 37-L (Eden Bold, Eden Light, 1934) [dates from McGrew] as well as new series within...
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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This essay, which bears no title page, was published in 1965 as a keepsake in conjunction with a talk given by Middleton to the School of Library Service of the University of California at Los Angeles. It documents the punchcutting practices primarily of Victor Hammer.
Topics: punchcutting, type-making, typefounding
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Ralph C. Coxhead Corporation
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Typewriter typeface specimen book for the Vari-Typer machine, 1946.
Topics: vari-typer, varityper, typewriter, type specimens
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders letterpress printing type. Printing code: TY-138 40M160LC, which identifies it as dating from January 1960.
Topics: typefounding, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders
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This is a type specimen booklet describing the American Type Founders' Spartan typeface family. Printing code: 50M1053SP (thus dating it to October 1953). Spartan was the Mergenthaler Linotype and ATF equivalent to Futura. This specimen does not contain Spartan Condensed (1953) or Spartan Bold (1955). This booklet was designed to be collected with others as Section C of a folder (not included here) collectively entitled "Specimen Selections of ATF Leading Type Faces."
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Topics: typefounding, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Adam L. Gruen
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Scan of the 1977 board game "Lords and Wizards." From the box: "Mighty, magical holocausts, awe-inspiring Dragons, weird and terrible monsters, military battles on a grand scale. Which of the combatants, Order or Chaos, shall win? And can the forces of Neutrality maintain the precarious balance of power . . . An exciting, fast moving game of movement and combat in a fantastic world, where skill and strategy will decide the winner." From the Introduction: "It is a game...
Topics: board game, lords and wizards, fantasy, tabletop, hex and chit, dice, war game, fantasy games...
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by General Electric Co.
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8 p., illus., 26.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: electric motors, fractional horsepower motors
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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A typographical specimen booklet containing borders and ornaments for casting on the Lanston Monotype Composition Caster, Lanston Monotype Type-Caster, Lanston Monotype Giant Caster and Monotype-Thompson Type-Caster. This booklet is from a Lanston Monotype specimen book (binder) bearing the general title "Monotype Type Faces." It is undated, but based on internal evidence elsewhere in the binder it is from the late 1930s or early 1940s.
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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1959 type specimen book by Baltotype (formerly the Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation).
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by William Addison Dwiggins
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An essay in the form of a letter, expanded and edited for publication, from William Addison Dwiggins to Rudolph Ruzicka on the subject of typeface design. It is especially interesting because it explains Dwiggins' own process and goes slightly beyond abstract "design" and outlines the interactions between Dwiggins and the type development organization at Mergenthaler Linotype. "G," mentioned in the text, is Chauncey H. Griffith, typeface designer in his own right, but also...
Topics: dwiggins, typeface design, mergenthaler linotype, ruzicka, griffith
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Typefounders of Chicago, subsidiary of Castcraft
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A type specimen book of Typefounders of Chicago (a subsidiary of Castcraft). No date, but after 1943 (city zone codes) and before 1963 (no ZIP code); probably before 1959 (their acquisition of Neon Type). Brown cover showing a drawing of a matrix carrier and holder assembly for a Thompson Type Caster. Also contains information on their sorts and line service. Also contains type imported by Amsterdam Continental.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, type specimens, typography
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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Type specimen book and price list of Acme Type Foundry (Chicago), Catalog No. 6 dated July 15, 1947.
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, typography, printing
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Line-O-Scribe, Inc.
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An early catalog for the Line-O-Scribe sign machine (a specialized letterpress printing press), when the company was still located in Adrian, Michigan.
Topics: printing, sign writing, show cards
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders (ATF) typefaces. This is a 1969 reprint of edition TY-154; it appeared earlier in at least 1966 (see http://www.archive.org/details/ATFHandyTypeIndexTY154 )
Topics: typefounding, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by The Kelsey Company
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Kelsey Printers' Supply Book. (Meriden, CT:The Kelsey Company, 1946-1949). Catalog of printing supplies, including type and presses, manufactured and/or sold by The Kelsey Company. "Everything for the printer."
Topics: printing, printing presses, printing supplies, printing type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by H. B. Rouse and Company
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Catalog and Price List; Price List effective 1946-09-16. Composing room (and some Linotype/Intertype) equipment by H.B. Rouse and Company, Chicago. Includes the Rouse Composing Sticks, Cutters, the Rouse Band Saw, the Rouse Vertical Miterer, the Rouse Type Mortiser, the Rouse Sennett Positive Assembler (for linecasters), and other equipment.
Topics: composing room equipment, printing
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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(NY: The Typophiles, 1946.) "Typophiles Chap Books XIII" Autobiographical account by Goudy, Includes a list of his types, a short introduction, and a description, with showing, of each type. Volume 1 of 2.
Topics: goudy, type, type design
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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"This supplement shows all Ludlow typefaces produced since the publication of the blue cloth-bound specimen book in June 1930." That specimen book ended with 28-M (Tempo Medium). This Supplement adds 30-L & 30-M (Karnak Light & Medium, 1931), 31-MIC (Mayfair Cursive, 1932), 34 (Umbra, 1932), and 35-EC (Lafayette Extra Condensed, 1932) as well as new series within existing families and new sizes within existing series.
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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"One-Line Specimens of Type Faces for which Matrices can be supplied with the Thompson Type, Lead and Rule Caster." This publication is undated but predates the acquisition of Thompson by the Lanston Monotype Machine Company in 1929.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, sorts casting, printing type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Baltimore Type Company
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1938 one-line type specimen book from the Baltimore Type Company (aka Baltimore Type and Composition Company, colloquially Baltotype).
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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A section from the 1930s Intertype Corporation specimen book, "The Book of Intertype Faces."  This extract contains pp. 249-264, which show "Kenntonian" (their copy of Kennerley). This extract is part of a project to digitize this entire specimen book.  For other sections, see: http://www.circuitousroot.com/artifice/letters/press/compline/typography/books/intertype/intertype-faces/index.html
Topics: type, type specimen books, intertype, linotype, kennerley
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders Company
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The 1909 supplement to the 1906 American Type Founders' specimen book. It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust. Note that there may be some confusion in the Hathi Trust catalog between the Supplement (of 1909) and the Supplement No. 2 (of 1911). This is the 1909 Supplement, identified as such on its title page and bearing the Hathi Trust identification code mdp.39015033591697.
Topic: typefounding
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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Parts Price List for the Monotype-Thompson Type-Caster, published by the Lanston Monotype Machine Company. Edition of 1941-03-01, revised 1942-04-02.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, sorts casting, printing type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders Company
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The 1911 Supplement No. 2 to the 1906 American Type Founders' specimen book. It was digitized by Google Books from the New York Public Library copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Topic: typefounding
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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Catalog of American Type Founders Company ornaments, special characters, initials, monograms, etc. for letterpress printing type. Edition TY-112. Printing code: 60M 255LC (dating it to February 1955). This catalog was distributed by various resellers of ATF type; in this instance it was distributed by the Graphic Arts Equipment Company (Chicago). Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, proprietor of Lock and Key Press (http://lockandkeypress.wordpress.com/ ) for making this document available.
Topics: typefounding, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Lucien Alphonse Legros and John Cameron Grant
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Comprehensive survey of all forms of relief printing type, plates, etc. and the methods of and machines for their production. The most exhaustive work in English on the subject of typecasting machinery.
Topics: type, typefounding, typecasting, printing
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders
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ATF Character Specimen Catalog from 1941, 8 pages, 216 x 280 mm.
Topics: American, Type, Founders, Catalogue, Specimen, 1941, Brody, Dom, Casual, Diagonal, Franklin,...
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by The Kelsey Company
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A 24 page booklet (plus text on covers) advertising the printing presses and printing supplies manufactured and sold by The Kelsey Company, Meriden, CT. This is edition "50 1/4 Y". It bears no date, but was inscribed "July 25, 1950" on its cover.
Topics: printing presses, printing supplies, printing type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders (ATF) typefaces. This copy includes a tipped-in specimen announcing the typeface "Americana." Printing code: TY-154 EP20M 11-66.
Topics: typefounding, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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A twelve page sales brochure for the Lanston Monotype Giant Caster. This is was a typecasting machine capable of casting type up to 72 points in size, as well as fused strip material. It was called the "Giant" caster because of its capabilities; the machine itself is of modest size. The Giant Caster was introduced in 1926.
Topics: typecasting, lanston monotype
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The 1946 one-line specimen book for Baltimore Type (aka Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation, colloquially Baltotype).
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Thompson Type Machine Company
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A blueprint of the "Stop Motion" of the Thompson typecaster. This drawing is not dimensioned, so I presume that it is an operational/service print rather than a manufacturing print.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, sorts casting, printing type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Irwin Toy Limited
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1999 Irwin Toy Catalog - USA version. Printed in Canada.  Toy catalog for Irwin Toy (Canada based). This type of catalog would have been distributed at Toy Fairs to show what the company was selling/could distribute while looking for buyers. Irwin Toy appears to have had different catalogs for the US and Canada. This one specifically notes it is the USA version, and there are American flags on some pages/next to products that could be distributed to the US.  The first inside page is USA Sales...
Topics: Irwin Toy, Toys, Catalog, Erector Meccano, Science FX, Dragonball Z, Prank'n Stein, Board Games,...
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Fleet Aircraft Corporation of Buffalo, New York USA
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1929 Fleet Aircraft Catalog "14 Reasons Why 'The Fleet' is the Plane to Buy" from the Fleet Aircraft Corporation of Buffalo , New York USA
Topics: Fleet A/C, Fleet Aircraft, Fleet Airplane, Consolidated Aircraft, Consolidated Aircraft...
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Catalog of American Type Founders Company ornaments, special characters, initials, monograms, etc. for letterpress printing type. Edition TY-142. Printing code: 40M661LC (dating it to June 1961).
Topics: typefounding, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Bauer Type Foundry
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This is an advertising booklet published in the USA by the Bauer Type Foundry (Germany) in 1937. It argues that Bauer type, while machine-made, retains that "human touch." It is notable for three features, however. First, it was printed by Joseph Blumenthal's Spiral Press, one of the great commercial fine arts presses of the 20th century. It is therefore piece of fine printing uncommon in the advertising world. Second, it acknowledges as valid and important the method of making...
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, punchcutting, matrix engravnig, patrix engraving, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by The Kelsey Company
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This assembled document contains the miscellaneous material in a packet of sales literature sent by The Kelsey Company and received on 1950-07-24 and an envelope sent on 1950-08-02. In addition this packet also contained a copy of Kelsey's booklet "Do Your Own Printing" (edition "50 1/4 Y", digitized as separately at http://www.archive.org/details/KelseyDoYourOwnPrinting1950 ) and Kelsey's "Handy Pocket Price List" No. 50B dated 1950-07-24, digitized separately at...
Topics: printing, printing presses, printing type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Joseph Watson
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A catalogue and specimen of the type and presses offered for sale by Joseph Watson and intended for amateur printers and small businesses. The presses include the Centennial, Young America, Last and Best, United States, Samson, and Lightning lines of presses. This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copy, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan. The two ordinary PDF files here are 600dpi (349 Megabytes) and 300dpi (191 Meg.) versions of this document. The...
Topics: watson, young america, printing presses, printing press, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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Supplemental specimen of foundry type available from Acme Type Foundry (Chicago). No date, but clearly after 1946 (one of the typefaces is called "Bikini"). Several (at least) of these typefaces are clearly copies under different names of existing foundry faces. "Bikini" is a copy of Trafton Script (drawn by Howard Allen Trafton for the Bauer foundry (Germany) in 1933), "Cartune" is a copy of Cartoon (drawn by Trafton for Bauer in 1936), and Beachcomber is a lot...
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, printing, type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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Video equipment catalog from Sony for 1994. Issued March 1994. Contains Betacam SP, U-Matic, Hi8, and VHS VCR and VTRs among others. There are no 1 Inch Type C or D1/D2 or other digital VTRs which leads me to believe this catalog was geared toward industrial video or professional video users, and not broadcast users. However, I am unsure. Scan quality is poor and pages were cropped tightly.
Topics: Sony, VTR, VCR, Professional Video, Industrial Video, Catalogs, Videotape, Video Catalogs, Audio,...
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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Type specimen book for foundry metal type issued by the Neon Type Division of Typefounders of Chicago (itself a trade name of Castcraft). Typefounders of Chicago acquired the Neon Type Foundry (Pittsburgh) in 1959. This catalog has been uploaded to The Internet Archive in two parts (due to technical issues involving limited bandwidth); this is part 2. For part 1 see: http://www.archive.org/details/NeonTypeDivisionTypefoundersChicago1962pt1
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, type specimen
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by The Thorne Type-Setting Machine Company
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An 1894 advertising brochure for the Thorne Type-Setting Machine. The Thorne was later developed into the Simplex and finally the Unitype. This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copy, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan.
Topics: typesetting machines, thorne, simplex, typesetter, unitype, one-man typesetter
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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Intertype Presents: New Horizons for the Modern Printer brochure from 1950 featuring the Intertype Fotosetter “Intertype Corporation - manufacturer of modern line casting machines for printers throughout the world, presents the FOTOSETTER Photographic Line Composing Machine — the first keyboard-operated machine to produce photographic type composition on a commercial basis.”
Topics: Intertype, Fotosetter, photo type, photo composition, phototypesetting
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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A catalog of printing machinery, equipment, and supplies as sold by the American Type Founders Company in 1897. It also includes a small selection of wood type and an extensive and informative section of Useful Information for Printers. This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copies, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan.
Topics: printing, printing machinery, american type founders, atf
This digital reprint contains three partial documents.(1) "The Universal Type Caster: Its Design, Construction, and Operation" (frontispiece and pp. vii to xii). (2) "Universal Caster Matrices: Prices and Rates for Rental" (p. xiii). (3) [quotation quads and quotation quad matrix for the] "Universal Type-Maker." All were published by the Universal Type-Making Machine Company (Chicago), without date but at least two years prior to 1921.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, sorts casting, printing type
Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by American Type Founders Company
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1950 American Type Founders Company specimen booklet and price list. Printing code: 50M150LC.
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Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
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The May 1924 number of the house organ for the Lanston Monotype Machine Company. Identified only as No. 70 (no volume number or intra-volume issue number). Edited by F. L. Rutledge. Designed by George F. Trenholm and Ellworth Geist. It is devoted to Kennerley. Contains: Kennerley, Mitchell. "Kennerley Type: The Circumstances which Brought About its Conception." (5-7) Calkins, E. E. "A Medieval Craftsman and his Types: A Great Advertiser Comments on the Goudy Types." (8-10)...
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Type, Typewriter and Typography Catalogs
by Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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A study of issues of legibility in type design in various circumstances (newspaper use, etc.) with particular reference to Mergenthaler Linotype faces in the "Legibility Group." The copyright date of this work is 1935. The printing code on this copy is "300.01-C-O-15X". The 'O' in this code works out to 1936.