25 Apr 2013
Beauty of type
I have published this photo by error, before putting together the rest of the post...
Oh well, so it will stay.
This pic comes from one of my favs - poppytalk.com
The talented blog editor came to own a considerable set of those marvels and made actual imprints from it.
I too own a considerable
collection of those pieces.
I have only 3 wooden pieces,
about 2" high ---->
Here's how they shine proudly
occupying a spot on the fireplace mantle.
Interesting is the proliferation of wooden pieces.
I thought that they were all made of metal - like the top corner bit in the page that poppytalk was setting.
Perhaps small type used for setting regular copy was metal-made, so it woulnd't wear fast, but the less frequently used, large sizes could be made from wood.
Beautiful artifact of times gone by...
The rest of my "type collection" consists of a couple of photographs of drawers full of various sizes and style of also wooden display fonts (large sizes). I will post it later.