The Barth Type Caster

Parts Lists

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At first the idea of a Parts List for a Barth Type Caster might sound silly. After all, you cannot order parts for these machines. But in fact a Parts List is very useful: it is the only place where you can find out exactly what you need to put together to make a machine.

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A Barth Parts Symboling Scheme

To the best of my present knowledge, we do not know the system(s) of part numbers or symbols used by either the Cincinnati Type Foundry or American Type Founders for the Barths. So I have to make one up. I'll base it on the Bancroft/Monotype system.

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BCA: Barth & Lietze Patent 376,765 (1888)

[NOT DONE] Parts lists for the type caster described in Barth & Lietze's US patents 376,765 (1888) and 392,710 (1888). This does not necessarily correspond in all of its particulars to any machine actually built.

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BCB: Barth & Lietze Patent 392,710 (1888)

[NOT DONE] Parts lists for the type caster described in Barth & Lietze's US patents 376,765 (1888) and 392,710 (1888). This does not necessarily correspond in all of its particulars to any machine actually built.

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BCC: Bass (1908), Benton (1914), and Later

[NOT DONE] Parts lists for the type caster described in Benton's US patent 1,115,773 (1914). This does not necessarily correspond in all of its particulars to any machine actually built.

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BCD: Size No. 3 1/2 Barth Type Caster

Parts lists for Size No. 3 1/2 Barth Type Casters such as the surviving 60 point caster (mold equipment 6003, machine no. 112) and (I think) 72 point caster.