More or less substantial publications covering more than one typeface. For smaller items, see ../ Individual Specimens and Typographic Promotion (for, e.g., specimen sheets, advance showings, brochures and even small books on a single typeface, etc.) For information on matrix identification (numbers and codes), see ../ Matrix Information and Identification (for Composing Linecasters)
Imprint Matrix Company (US)
Fl. 1912. Charlotte, NC. A small firm not now remembered; so far I have only evidence of its existance, but no specimens. Border-slide-compatible "imprint" slides, with text (e.g. "Special Dispatch") in small gothic typefaces.
Modern Matrix (US)
At present all I know about them is that they were taken over by National Linotype Matrix in the 1970s.
National Linotype Matrix (US)
No specimens yet. All I know of them so far is a single announcemnt from 1976 to the effect that they were taking over Modern Matrix. The accompanying sales material mentions that they were releasing the typeface Korinna.
Service Engraving Works (US)
Special and logotype matrices for Linotype (also Ludlow).
Star Parts (US)
This is primarily for historical interest. Very few Linographs survive (I know of only three, none of which are operational). There were other composing linecasters as well, such as the Rogers Typograph (made from the 1890s through, in Germany, the 1960s) and its derivative, the Linotype Jr., but I have little information on them.
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