Mentioned the rest of this font has good letter distribution. Font is looks amazing in that it has had very little use and as a result not much ink build-up and little or no. Damage to the face of the wood type. Most older wood type fonts have a fair share of wear to the edges as well as dings in the type face that occur through the years or as some like to call it "patina".
Font has been well cared for and stored properly. Separation of veneer and base on any of the pieces included in this offering.Reducing my inventory of letterpress items. This is a golden opportunity to own a piece of American letterpress history. The following historical information on Hamilton Co. Veneer type was introduced to the trade in 1880 by J. Hamilton of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. No other company is believed to have produced wood type by this process. The letters were cut from sheets of holly wood approximately 1/16 inch thick with a scroll-saw and mounted on pine blocks with a special glue.
Initially, a new pattern was needed for each size, and only the plain-faced types could be produced by this process. However, in 1887, Hamilton and Baker announced in the preface to their specimen book, During the past year we have doubled our facilities for the manufacture of wood type, borders and Printers' wood material, having added new machinery and devised many new methods of manufacture, enabling us to turn out much better goods than formerly. The specimens in this catalogue showed great improvement in cutting techniques. The use of one number for each series of designs would seem to indicate that the. Had been combined with a scroll-saw.Veneer type printed quite well, but lacked preciseness of the end-cut types; the edges of the letter would splinter, and pointed or fine serifs damaged easily. However, veneer type easily satisfied the needs of the country printers. Hamilton guaranteed that the glue would hold under all reasonable conditions. The letters and blocks in some of the surviving types have separated. Usually this happened when the type was stored over a long period of time in damp quarters. Veneer types were, for the most part, discontinued in 1889. In the larger sizes of type, 100 lines or more, the company frequently used the veneer process since there was believed to be less. With the veneer than with end-cut type in larger sizes. Then when he had consolidated his share of the market he switched to the manufacture of end-cut types, and eliminated all effective competition within 15 years through purchasing the other manufactories. And after this, he raised his prices! A - 1 B - 0 C - 2 D - 2 E - 3 F - 2 G - 2 H - 2 I - 3 J - 2 K - 1. L - 4 M - 2 N - 3 O - 3 P - 2 Q - 1 R - 2 S - 4 T - 3 U - 2 V - 2. W - 2 X - 1 Y - 1 Z - 1. Cap letters I and O can be interchanged with figures 1 & 0. 1 - 1, 2 - 2, 3 - 2, 4 - 2, 5 - 2, 6 - 1, 7 - 2, 8 - 2, 9 - 1, 0 - 4. Figures 1 & 0 can be interchanged with Cap letters I & O.
Figures 6 & 9 can be inverted to form opposite figure. 3, Comma (,) 3, Quote (') 2, Ampersand (&) 1, Exclamation Mark! Additional notes on above inventory. This offering includes 53 Cap letters, 19 Figures (Numerals) and 12 punctuation.Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in regards to this offering. Rare Hamilton 25 line French Clarendon Veneer Letterpress Wood Type 84pcs" is in sale since Wednesday, October 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Printing & Graphic Arts\Printing & Graphic Essentials\Type, Cuts & Printing Blocks". The seller is "pjletterpress" and is located in Waterford, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.