50 Lbs Of Lead Printer Foundry Type & Spacers Mixed Casting Reload Or Art For Sale50 pound plus of mixed printers type, mixed with spacing material.
This lot is for a mix of Foundry type and lead spacing material from old galleys in a print shop we cleaned out, according to Wikipedia,Foundry type alloy 18% Tin, 28% Antimony and 54% lead. Traditional loose hand set type, may contain some copper. This is a harder mix than Ludlow or Linotype metal alloy. The spacing material should be an alloy closer to ludlow 3% Tin, 11% Antimony and 86% lead. and ships in a flat rate medium box anywhere in USA. Description of Type Metal
This metal is a alloy of Tin, Antimony and Lead.Type metal compositions from Wikipedia
% % % Tin Antimony LeadSlugcasting alloy 3 11 86 Ludlow/Intertype/Linotype composition for limited use and for making stereosEutectic alloy 4 12 84 Often used on slug casters and for Monotype/Elrod spacing materialStereotype alloy 7 15 78 More durable intended for long print runs and curved printing platesMonotype alloy 10 16 74 Most durable machine set intended to be remelted, sometimes hand setFoundry type alloy 18 28 54 Traditional loose hand set type, may contain some copper
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