Ludlow Typograph Co., 1920-03-29
The image at left links to a readable but reduced-size version of this letter (0.9 Megabytes). The full 1200dpi scan is 176 Megabytes, and not really worth reproducing here. What is of interest, though, is the halftone cut of a Ludlow Typograph, reproduced at full resolution here: letter-ludlow-to-cleveland-trust-bank-1920-03-29-1200rgb-ludlow-cut-1200rgb-1584-1824.png . It is very interesting insofar as it dates from 1920 (11 years after the introduction of the Ludlow). It shows what greatly resembles a modern Model L Ludlow Typograph, save that it has no cooling tank.
This is an envelope, postmarked 1961-07-02, which originally contained a Price List of Ludlow Parts (effective 1962-10-22; see Ludlow Literature -> Price Lists) and Price List of Elrod Parts (effective 1962-10-22; see Elrod Manuals and Service Documents ) It is interesting primarily because it illustrates Ludlow's custom post-mark (enlarged in the second image below).
The two Ludlow Typograph Co. business cards below were paperclipped to a 1961 Price List of Parts. It is interesting that they have different designs; presumably the District Manager got new cards earlier (after the introduction of Brightype).
The 1961-07-02 Ludlow envelope was published without copyright notice at a time when such notice was required. It therefore passed into the public domain upon original publication. The scans of it presented here are also in the public domain.
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