Acquired from Monsen Typographers matrices of Companion Old Style which may have been engraved by Goudy himself.
Acquired the collection of "antique" revival matrices from Castcraft / Typefounders of Chicago. Most of these matrices later sold to Rich Hopkins' Hill and Dale Private Press and Typefoundry.
The Briar Press entry for Twin Quills Press has a note by Briar Press user "mountainsofmoss" (Adam Hickman Ewing, yeehawindustries.com) to the effect that circa 2005 he, Kevin Bradley, B.J. Alumbaugh (both also of Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress and Design Co.) and Bryan Baker removed the materials of Twin Quills Press.
12 pt Companion O.S.
A specimen for a complete casting in 12 point of Goudy's [Woman's Home] Companion Old Style. No date, but a copy was sent with a receipt for other type sold in 1983 (see below), so it must have been cast by then. The text of this specimen suggests that the matrices from which it was cast were cut by Goudy himself. They were acquired by Twin Quills from Monsen [not Monson] Typographers. Their disposition is unknown, but Yee-Haw Indistrial Letterpress and Design Company (Adam Hickman Ewing, et. al.) acquired the materials of Twin Quills.
Thanks are due to Sky Shipley of Skyline Type Foundry for preserving this and making it available.
The specimen for Companion O.S. presumably printed circa 1983, and the receipt dated 1983, are both in copyright. I hope that their reproduction here as documentation of the work of Les Fuller and his typefounding activities at Twin Quill Press causes no objection. They are reproduced here with the permission of the current owner of the physical documents, Sky Shipley. Please note that as they are in copyright, and as I do not own this copyright, they are not licensed under the same creative commons license as the rest of this page.
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