Northlake, IL (as Barco Type Founders). Later Bensenville, IL (as Barco / F & S). ? - 2010. Acquired Los Angeles Type Founders (and through them the matrices of Typefounders, Inc. [of Phoenix]). Materials acquired by Skyline Type Foundry in 2010.
Primarily casting from Monotype matrices, with additional faces from other matrices of undetermined origin. Also some new-old-stock type from Los Angeles Type Founders.
[Green-covered Barco Specimen Book]
Barco Type Founders. (Northlake, IL: Barco Type Founders, [n.d.])
Barco Type Font Catalog (1960s)
Barco Type Font Catalog. (Bensenville, IL: Barco Type Founders, [n.d.]) This is probably from the 1960s (part of it was printed without ZIP codes, part with; ZIP codes were introduced in 1963).
LATF Price List, 1992-08-01
The Los Angeles Type Founders price list of 1992-08-01 gives shipping locations as FOB Los Angeles or Chicago, and gives as its address Barco Type in Bensenville, IL (a Chicago suburb). This is a link up-and-over to the placeholder for that price list in the Los Angeles Type Founders Notebook (don't get your hopes up; the list is still in copyright and isn't actually reprinted there).
LATF Price List, 1994-04-01
The Los Angeles Type Founders price list of 1994-04-01 gives shipping locations as FOB Los Angeles or Chicago, and gives as its address Barco Type in Bensenville, IL (a Chicago suburb). This is a link up-and-over to the placeholder for that price list in the Los Angeles Type Founders Notebook.
F&S Type Founders Inc. Barco Type. Monotype - Foundry Type . Printing Supplies . Numbering Machines . Electronic Publishing/Typesetting. (Bensenville, IL: F&S Type Founders Inc., [n.d.]) This is the final Barco/F&S catalog. It is a 31 page booklet produced on a photocopier, compiling material from earlier specimens. Many faces and items marked DISCONTINUED.
The green Barco specimen reproduced here was published in the US without copyright notice at a time when such notice was required to secure copyright. It therefore passed into the public domain upon initial publication. The digital reprint of it here remains in the public domain.
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