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Started by John Cornelisse, August 30, 2016, 07:07:42 AM

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John Cornelisse

Another Lanston early mould was found by my Motonania colleague in Holland.

It can be adjusted to different sizes, but I think a lot of the original extra parts are lost and missing.
This mould has the same size as English built moulds. The patents mentioned on it, suggest a century
long existence.

Did anybody see or use a mould like this one. We would welcome any comments.



Dan Jones

John, this is a typical American Lanston display mould, they are interesting because one mould could be taken apart and the point size could be changed. They did not have insets like English Monotype. Each mould came in a box with mould blades for several sizes, typically 14 pt. to 36 pt. It appears you have all the parts to change over to 36 pt. What height of type does this mould produce? I have attached a picture of the box the mould would be stored in with the components for each size.

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