Specific Pantographs In More Detail

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Identifying the pantographs used by particular matrix makers (this is sometimes harder than you'd think) and documenting them to some degree. The actual use of these machines will be covered elsewhere.

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See also the CircuitousRoot Notebooks on Benton's pantographs for more information. Much of the material here is there as well, but there I focus more on issues surrounding the history of these machines, while here I focus on matters of their use (insofar as I can come to understand them without actually having used one!)

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ATF's Design Pantograph

ATF practice in the early 20th century involved, at times, the use of a Benton-designed horizontal-format pantograph for enlarging design drawings from about 1 inch capital height to a large format. Some version of Benton's 1899/1905 "Optomechanical Pantograph" [that's my name for it, not his] was used.

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ATF's Lead/Zinc Plate Pantograph

Rehak refers to this machine as the "Benton Delineator." I have many questions regarding its identity and use. See:

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ATF's Wax Plate Pantograph

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ATF's Gorton 3-B

The Gorton 3-B three-dimensional pantograph engraving machine, which was used by ATF in the 1940s (stripped of its three-dimensional apparatus). Note: this machine was in fact a 3-B, not a 3-U.

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Goudy owned at least four kinds of pantograph.

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Goudy's Deckel Pantograph

Goudy generally employed a conventional mid-sized industrial pantograph engraving machine manufactured by Friedrich Deckel in Munich. This machine was destroyed in the 1939 fire of his old mill studio at "Deepdene."

For a brief period from 1939 to 1943 Goudy was obliged to use his Engravers' and Printers' Machinery Co. matrix engraving pantograph to cut working patterns as well.

In September, 1943, Goudy acquired another pantograph for working pattern engraving. We can deduce that it was a horizontal-format industrial machine because it suited his methods for working pattern engraving in a way that his pre-1939 Deckel did but the EP&M Co. machine did not. I know of no details of the make or model of this machine.

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Goudy's E&PM Co. Pantograph

For matrix engraving, Goudy employed a somewhat unusual vertical-format commercial pantograph made by the Engravers' and Printers' Machinery Co. of Sag Harbor, NY.

For a brief period from 1939 to 1943 he also used a machine of this type for cutting working patterns.

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