14 Pounds of Type in a Little Box

Purchased some san serif 72pt type off ebay the other day. Imagine my wife’s surprise when she went to pick up the little package left on the porch. Lets just say it caught her off guard. She never expected it to be 14 pounds. Wasn’t to sure what the...

Big Letterpress Type

Today, I had a big find. In my never ending search for wood letterpress type I’m always looking for type when ever we go antique shopping. Usually a big find would mean a lot of letters. The more letters the better. Today, I only found a couple of letters, but...

Mystery Type Font Solved

                                Few unidentified fonts in the case. Think this mystery is solved. Spent some time online looking trough a few old type specimen books. Identifying the font...

48pt Troyer Ornament No.4802

Sorting through the type cabinet we recently aquired and found some interesting foundry ornaments. These look to be 48pt Troyer Ornaments No.4802 as seen in the ATF Typographic Accessories Catalog of 1955. Not to sure where I’ll find opportunity to use any of...

Organizing the Type "New" Cases

Ever have omne of those “American Picker’s” Moments?   Recently my wife and I drove up to the wine country. We thought we’d check out a few antique stores in the region. We were finding a lot of little items. How is it Mike and Frank of...