Original drawings were made about 14 inches high, and were subjected to much experimentation and revision. Further modification of the design was done by the manufacturers.
Some historians credit this modification or refinement to Morris F. Benton, ATF's chief designer, produced Cheltenham Bold in 1904 and a score of variations up to 1913, methodically exploring the possibilities of various combinations of weight and width, and making this the first true large type family. American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century second revised edition by McGrew. We are earnest collectors, restorers and docents of the letterpress trade.We do our best to be honest and up front about the condition of all of our equipment--which we also do our best to breath new life into. A great deal of letterpress equipment is 50 - 100 years old and older but we aim to not sell anything that isn't functional, regardless of its age. Commonly referred to as purveyors of the "Boutique de Junque"--a small collection of letterpess items that has become a hobbyist's dream gone wild in Indianapolis, IN--we are earnest supporters of the letterpress trade for both beginners and professionals. If you are looking for any letterpress related item, we likely have it, including: Tabletop Printing Presses: Chandler and Price, Sigwalt, Kelsey, Daughaday, Victors, Craftsmen, Baltimorean, Golding, and others Vandercook Proof Presses Type, type and more type; spacing, leading, cutting/scoring/perforating rule Cases and cabinets Wood Type Proof and Sign Presses: Line-O-Scribes, Showcard, Nolan, Chandler and Price, Vandercooks and others Composing sticks, quoins of all kinds, keys, wood/metal furniture and cabinets, chases, rollers/cores/trucks---etc. If it exists, we likely have it. Beyond that, if it's letterpress related, we can provide it?
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The item "84 Point Cheltenham Bold Extra Condensed Letterpress Type" is in sale since Tuesday, November 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Printing & Graphic Arts\Printing & Graphic Essentials\Type, Cuts & Printing Blocks". The seller is "asteele71" and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.