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Type Collection

We've been fortunate in gathering a solid collection of metal type. In January 2008 we purchased the collection from the Ned Heite estate in Camden, Delaware. We've joined efforts and combined our collection with Mike Kaylor, letterpress printer at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and currently have about 900 cases of type in job cases and galleys.

Our wood type collection is growing and we are currently working on a process to produce new wood type.

We also maintain an Intertype C4 linecaster with approximately 200 faces, along with hundreds of borders and special characters.

Our efforts to preserve type

There are now only a few places that produce new foundry type. Metal type is made from a metal alloy that wears out over time. The current fashion to print with a deep impression is especially harmful to original metal type. We would typically have photopolymer or metal plates made if we are doing anything we feel would harm any of our type.

Our collection of metal type

It is difficult to keep an accurate inventory of type which we purchase, trade, misplace, etc., but here is a shot at it updated July 11, 2008.

Adagio Initials / 60
Athenaeum / 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 28, 36
     Athenaeum Italic / 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
Augustea / 18, 24, 30
     Augustea Inline / 18, 28
Bembo / 14, 16, 36
     Bembo Italic / 12, 18
Bernhard Cursive Bold / 14
Bernhard Gothic / 14
Bernhard Modern Light / 24
Blair / 6 (4 sizes), 12 (4 sizes), 18 (2 sizes)
Bodoni Extrabold Italic / 24
Boulevard / 30
Cantebury / 14
Caslon / 18, 24, 72, 84, 96
     Caslon Italic /12, 18, 72, 84, 96
     Caslon Light / 12, 36
     Caslon Openface / 12, 18, 24
     Caslon Swash / 24
     Caslon Titling / 36, 48
Castellar / 30
Centaur Titling / 60
Centenary Italic / 10
Century Oldstyle Bold / 12
Century Schoolbook Bold / 8
Champleve / 24, 30
Clearface / 14
Cochin / 30
     Cochin Open / 30
Commercial Script / 12, 14, 18, 24
De Roos Caps / 6
Didot / 15
Dorsey Caps / 48
Dresden / 12, 24
Eve / 18
     Eve Bold / 8, 10, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48
Excelsior Script / 18
Franklin Gothic / 48
Freehand / 12, 14
Frye Ornament / 60
Garamond / 8, 12, 14, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, 60, 72
     Garamond Italic / 8, 12, 14, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, 60, 72      
Garamond Oldstyle (caps, small caps) / 24
     Garamond Oldstyle Italic Swash / 24
Goudy Oldstyle / 18
Greek
Hadriano Stone Cut / 36
Helvetica Medium / 8, 12, 18
     Helvetica Light / 48
     Helvetica Bold Condensed / 18
Janson / 12, 14, 18, 24, 30
Jensen Italic / 12, 14, 18, 24
Jensen Italic with swashes / 18
Kennerly / 14
     Kennerly Bold / 8 on 9
Keystone 24
Legend or Legenda / 18, 20, 24, 30, 36, 48
Libra Light / 30
Lightline Gothic 18
     Lightline Title Gothic / 6-4, 12-1, 12-2
     Lightline Title Gothic 1 / (3 sizes)
Lutetia / 12, 16
     Lutetia Italic / 14, 16
Lydian Bold Condensed / 12, 14, 18
Manuscript Uncial #2 / 30
Melior / 14, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, 60
     Melior Italic / 12, 14, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, 60
     Melior Semibold / 14, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, 60
Mistral Large Face / 24
No. 236 / 14
Octavian / 14
Old English / 12
Old Face Open / 12, 18, 24, 30, 42
Open Capitals / 28
Othello / 24
Oxford / 11
     Oxford Italic / 12
     Oxford and small caps? / 12
Packard / 6, 18, 24, 36
Park Avenue / 24
Paris Flash / 40
Plaza Caps / 24
Post Roman / 24, 30, 48, 72
Post Title Light / 8, 12, 18
     Post Title Light / (large face) 6, 24
     Post Title Light / (small face) 6, 8
Profile / 24
Riccardo / 12, 24
Rivoli Italic / 12, 14
Samson Uncial / 14
Spartan Medium / 8, 10, 12, 18, 24
     Spartan Heavy / 10, 12, 14, 18, 24, 36
     Spartan Medieval / 14
     Spartan Medieval Italic / 8
Stationer's Semiscript / 12, 18, 30
Stellar / 18, 24
Sterling Cursive / 12, 18
Studio / 8
Stymie / 18
Times Roman / 18
Trajanus / 10, 12, 18, 30, 54
     Trajanus Italic / 10, 12, 18
Trocadero / 18
Trump Medieval / 10, 12, 14
     Trump Medieval Italic / 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 20
Tuscan Ombree / 24
     Tuscan Ornate / 24
Typoscript 339 / 12, 14, 18, 24, 30
Union Pearl / 22
Virkotype Monograms / 48
Weiss Initials Series I / 14
     Weiss Initials Series III / 14, 18
Whitin Black / 10