14 Pt Cloister Bold Type - only set - 2300+ Pieces - DESCRIPTION BELOW. Put all of the different items in your cart BEFORE paying, and then.
RETURN NOTE ON TYPE SETS. You should be able to un-tape just the top cardboard so you can see the complete set without risking anything falling out or apart. Anything rearranged or changed is not eligible for return. To avoid any issues, please read the. Some or all of the characters may be faulty or damaged.This type is OLD, characters may have nicks, scratches, dents, breaks, oxidation, corrosion, and layered ink, etc. Only Set : There are roughly 2367 letters/numbers/figures in this set (in photos, please see letter chart for reference and example sheet of the type), not including 16 extra random sized quads/spacers to square the block of type. This is the only set we have of this, we have no more of it in this point size, but we do have other point sizes available so see our other listings! SET SPECIFIC NOTE : This set appears complete but some uppercase letters only have ONE character only.
There are a handful gritty, possible corrosion/type lice but they could just be really dirty from 50+ years of dust, so this set may need a thorough cleaning. I missed the "ff" as I blocked it so they are at the very end and not where they normally would be. Look at the photos carefully, overall, a pretty amazing set! The top will be marked for easier opening. OPEN WITH CAUTION or you will have a pile of type on your floor.
Please see photos for type condition, these were all used previously so there may be flaws, ink or other imperfections. We MAY add a random number of spacers to make this set as square as possible. Please be aware that working with this many letters we can make mistakes but we are doing our best! We only have ONE set of this font/type/size, be sure to look at ALL of the photos.
Wikipedia: Cloister is a serif typeface designed by Morris Fuller Benton and published by American Type Founders (ATF). Cloister bold italic was released in 1915.
It is loosely based on the printing of Nicolas Jenson in Venice in the 1470s, in what is now called the "old style" of serif fonts. ATF presented it as an attractive but highly usable typeface, suitable for body and display use. All of the type in this listing comes from the printing press that was originally located at Redwood High School in Larkspur, California.
We are unsure how many decades the high school had this press or the type, but we believe it dates back to the early 1900s. We are slowly separating out sets of type for sale.
Please see photos for closer details and overall condition. PLEASE ask questions - we are happy to provide additional information/photos upon request.
Once an item is listed in our STORE, we will generally (but not always) entertain reasonable offers. Unless listed as new/unused, some or all of the items may be faulty or damaged. We will list details as accurately as possible but things can be missed. All items are from a smoke free environment unless otherwise indicated.
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