Printle: A Wordle puzzle for Printers
Started by Dave Hughes, August 04, 2012, 01:47:27 PM
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QuotePRIMITIVE GERMAN TYPECASTING TOOL WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUALI got this single letter typecasting tool from a family in St. Gallen. They've had it from their family letterpress printshop which closed down somewhen in the late 80ies.It is a tool with which you could copy some single large bodied leadtype sorts. In the handwritten manual it says: You would cast a lead-matrix (YES! LEAD-MATRIX...) from a piece of type. It says: Blacken the letter first with an oil lamp, then cast a matrix – the lead shouldn't be to hot. Then you use a oil-lamp to blacken your fresh cast matrix again and off you go casting a letter...It says further that they bought this tool somewhen in the 1920ies from Berlin! It is still in its original box! It also says that it works pretty well, if you get trained a bit... hahaI didnt try it out yet! But I am really happy that this old men wrote a short manual before he packed it up to archive it in the late 1980ies!