Reprinted Literature

On Making Printing Matrices and Types

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Literature primarily on making matrices for typecasting, but not necessarily on typecasting itself. This section consists of some literature reprinted here, a few newly published pieces (letters by Jim Rimmer on pantograph engraving) , some pointers to literature available elsewhere online, and a few annotated references to literature which is neither reprinted nor free but which is important enough that you really ought to buy it.

The literature on mold making and hand casting, including Stan Nelson's 1986 article Mould Making, Matrix Fitting, and Hand Casting," has been moved to ../ Making Printing Matrices & Types -> Type Casting in Hand Molds -> Literature.

See also General Machine Typecasting Practices: at ../../ Noncomposing Typecasters -> General Literature about Machine Typecasting -> Practices. This includes both Paul Hayden Duensing's Matlas and the more recent compilation, A New Matrix Atlas.

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General Literature

Moxon. Fournier. Loy. Legros & Grant. Middleton. Dwiggins. Goudy. Rimmer. References to films (Goudy, ATF, Burnette, Kegler on Rimmer)

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Typefounders' Suppliers

Williams Engineering Company.

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Punchcutting in Steel by Hand

(Only some of this literature is reprinted here; for the most part this is just a bibliography.)

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Patrix Cutting in Soft Metal by Hand

(Only some of this literature is reprinted here; for the most part this is just a bibliography.)

For a set of links to all locations in CircuitousRoot which discuss patrix engraving, see ../ Patrix Cutting in Soft Metal (By Hand and Machine).

For the literature of patrix cutting in soft metal by machine, see the Notebook of literature on Machine Engraving.

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Electroforming Matrices

Starr (1845). Schraubstadter (1887). NBS (1915). Soulé (1980). Anderson (2002) - this is the best treatment yet. Photographs of matrix electroforming apparatus.

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Machine Engraving

Machine engraving of punches in steel, patrices in soft metal, and the direct engraving of matrices. Mergenthaler Linotype (1930). Anderson (2007, biblio only) Duensing (?), pantograph charts.

[NOTHING YET: Machine engraving of working patterns.]

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Inspection

Lanston Monotype's use of the microscope.

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