This is metal foundry-cast printing type for letterpress printing or hot stamping. ID: The font is 72pt Elongated Roman Shaded. It was cast by the Stephenson Blake Tpfy. It is a 19th C. Revival of a font that many foundries cast before and after the Civil War. The second specimen is from the 1848 Bruce Tpfy catalog. This was only 3 yrs after Bruce patented its revolutionary Pivotal caster, when most types were still cast in a hand-mold. Caps only, no figs in font. There are two small pinmarks; top one has SB Co, the bottom one has 72. Several sorts have been mortised by a previous owner on a mortising machine to aid in better fitting, but no kerns to break. Can be confused with Regina, another modern European revival. The lines of type are the foundry-standard 6 long. Will combine other types when feasible, at no additional cost. CONDITION: 9/10 One W is slightly damaged. Some bodies have very light oxidation. + + + + + + + + + +. + + + + + + + + +. Most of what I list is not my own, it’s listed for friends. I sell old and new types, type-founders’ artifacts, type-cabinets & cases, strip material including new brass rule & new 1/2 pt. Copper for ledding or spaces and other letterpress things from my shop. Aside from type, I list type specimens, private press books & ephemera, fine printing. Books on printing, typography and wood engraving; DePol wood engravings [and a few DePol blocks], early printed leaves, books about books, books on illuminated manuscripts and facsimiles. I welcome your questions. I really do appreciate it. Letterpress, font, metal type, lead, foundry type, movable, montype, matrices, punches, Barth, pivotal, hand-mold, american type founders, atf, bb&s. Inland, Keystone, Farmer, Bruce, Conner, Mackellar, Boston, Dickenson, Marder Luse, Cleveland. Gutenberg, goudy, hammer, koch, blackletter, B-42,, oldstyle, italic, uncial, initials, borders, ornaments, fleurons. 19th century, fine printing, private press, hot stamping. The item “72pt Elongated Roman Shaded. Stephenson Blake Fdry. Letterpress Type” is in sale since Friday, July 3, 2020. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Printing & Graphic Arts\Printing & Graphic Essentials\Type, Cuts & Printing Blocks”. The seller is “acw” and is located in Fairfield, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Mexico, Australia.
- Brand: Letterpress
- Metal Type: Foundry-cast