Letterpress Wood Type 17 Line Antique Condensed 131 Pcs. Uc, Lc, & Numbers
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Letterpress Wood Type 17 Line Antique Condensed 131 Pcs. Uc, Lc, & Numbers:
This sale is for a complete font of 17 line (2-5/6 inch tall) Antique Condensed vintage wood type for letterpress printing, UPPER CASE, lower case, punctuation & numbers. No lc "g"No manufacturer mark I could find. This is a Condensed Serif face. Font consists of a complete alphabet, and punctuation, ampersand, $ ligatures. 131 total wooden type pieces included. Please see 12 pictures above for details and specific character counts. I tried to count the total correctly.
There are 2 capital "A" letters, and 2 "L" with lead faces on wood, not in the 131 count. No lower case "g", No "0" (zero) The 3 capital "C" letters appear to have been hand cut from either "O" or "0" characters.
This type is very unusual and interesting looking, with very dark wood colors, and a great wabi-sabi patina from much use. One "Z" is un-inked and shows beautiful wood grain. My father worked in a print shop in the 1960's and saved boxes of type when they switched to offset printing. It's at least 50 years old, and may be much older.
Please contact me with questions or for more details.
I will ship in a medium flat rate box, and I'm listing several fonts of wood type. I'm happy to combine shipping if you get more than one. Please contact me before paying so I can invoice all together.
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