The Super Caster, a machine produced by The Monotype Corporation Limited in England (and uncommon, although not unknown, in the United States) produced several features either not found in, or uncommon in, type made by other casting machines.
Here is a type from a font of 14 point Bembo cast on a Super Caster by Mouldtype. It shows the flat bottom and square/rectangular Nick characteristic of this machine, as well as a beveled or sloped Shoulder.
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The image of a Monotype Super Caster is taken from 'Monotype' Super Caster (Philadelphia, PA: The Lanston Monotype Machine Company, n.d.). This is a rare American (Lanston) brochure on the Super Caster which has, due to the details of American copyright law, passed into the public domain. The extract from it here remains in the public domain. See the CircuitousRoot Notebook on 'Monotype' Super Caster Sales Literature.
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