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2 edition of Lanston Monotype machine found in the catalog.

Lanston Monotype machine

John Southward

Lanston Monotype machine

report on the types produced by the machine, the printing done from them, the principles of the invention.

by John Southward

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Published in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL19554174M

  Typeseting machines of marvellous speed and accuracy are already in use in hundreds of offices. But the recent invention of an American engineer Tolbert Lanston () is a marvel. This latest invention is the Lanston Monotype machine.   : The Lord's prayer type: smallest ever made: Miniature book (approx. an inch-and-a-half square, 38 x 38 mm), unpaged, text printed on rectos only; illustrations; printed staplebound self-wrappers, volume laid into publisher's printed bifolium (toned), accompanied by one piece of type measuring 1/6 of an inch square on which is cast .

Contributor: Lanston Monotype Machine Company Subjects. Miniature books — Specimens Type and type-founding — Specimens Monotype — Specimens. Summary Contents. Other information. Text is about the monotype printing process. Lord's prayer text on back of wrapper. Each copy includes a piece of type, one square pica, cast with the Lord's. CX: Monotype Parts. And I mean parts. This photo is just a taste. Buyer(s) of C1, C2, and C3 will have fun with my parts bins. C6: Lanston Monotype Caster Bridge, serial number #7xxxx. Alternative way to cast Lanston composition matrices on an English machine without replacing the centering pin in the English bridge. $ SOLD.

Carl Schlesinger's Biography of Ottmar Merganthaler () effectively told the story of the Linotype, but Hopkins's book is the first full account of the Monotype and its creator. Lanston aspired to devise a machine that would allow automated typesetting without sacrificing quality in typography or printing. A Composite Specimen of Lanston Monotype Faces. By at least , Lanston Monotype was publishing its specimen books in loose-leaf format. Because of the flexibility of this format, there is no such thing as a "standard" Lanston specimen book for most of the 20th century. Each individual copy potentially differs from all others.


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The Monotype Specimen Book of Type Faces: A Complete Catalog of Matrices Made for Use With the Monotype Composing Machine, and With Type and Rule Caster (Classic Reprint) [Company, Lanston Monotype Machine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.4/5(1).

Operating the Monotype Keyboard. [Lanston Monotype Machine Company, ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Operating the Monotype : Lanston Monotype Machine Company. Monotype TYPESETTING Machine Plate Book, Lanston.

Shipped USPS Media date: The Monotype Specimen Book of Type Faces. a Complete Catalog of Matrices Made for Use with the Monotype Composing Machine and with Type & Rule Caster by Lanston Monotype Machine Company (Creator) See All from $ Rare early first edition (tan & red) of the Lanston Monotype Machine Company book describing the mechanism of the Monotype Style D 45 page illustrated softcover book describes in detail the action of the "Typewriter Composing Machine", show its parts, in relation one with another, and give the "real names" and symbols of these is an interesting.

Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, Miniature book (approx. an inch-and-a-half square, 38 x 38 mm), unpaged, text printed on rectos only; illustrations; printed staplebound self-wrappers, volume laid into publisher's printed bifolium (toned), accompanied by one piece of type measuring 1/6 of an inch square on which is cast.

(Richard L. Hopkins, in "Tolbert Lanston and the Monotype" (Tampa, FL: University of Tampa Press, ), p. 78) dates the introduction of the Material Making Machine to The underlying patent for fusion casting was issued to Amos L. Knight inbut was filed in ). The monotype specimen book of type faces.

A complete catalog of matrices made for use with the monotype composing machine and with type & rule caster Item Preview remove-circle Lanston Monotype Machine Company.

Publication. "Lanston Monotype Machine Company was founded by Tolbert Lanston in Washington D.C., USA, in Lanston had a patented mechanical method of punching out metal types from cold strips of metal which were set (hence typesetting) into a matrix for the printing press.

Monotype, (trademark), in commercial printing, typesetting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston in that produces type in individual characters, unlike Linotype, which sets type an entire line at a time.A Monotype machine consists of a key keyboard, a caster, and a replaceable matrix case divided into quadrants, each holding one complete type font.

Lanston Type. Lanston Monotype was the original company formed by Tolbert Lanston, inventor of the Monotype machine. The company became Lanston Type after parting ways with the English Monotype division. Lanston Type was sold. Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, Miniature book (approx.

an inch-and-a-half square, 38 x 38 mm), unpaged, text printed on rectos only; illustrations; printed staplebound self-wrappers, volume laid into publisher's printed bifolium (toned), accompanied by one piece of type measuring 1/6 of an inch square on which is cast the Lord's Prayer; tear and.

Lanston Monotype Typesetting Machines still pump out lead daily. Some of these Monotype Machines continue to earn their keep, feeding families. Other Monotypes are run by former operators, or enthusiast who tinker in barns or basements. Then those wonderful fine press folk plying their trade of book building.

– Lanston Monotype Machine Company. The Lanston Monotype Machine Company, founded by Tolbert Lanston in Washington D.C. inbuilds its first hot metal typesetting machine. In contrast to the Linotype which casts complete lines of type, the Monotype machine forms individual letters.

According to the best book on the history of American Monotype, Hopkins, Tolbert Lanston and the Monotype. The Origin of Digital Typesetting (), the first published article on the Monotype machine appeared in Paper and Press in September, This article I.

Monotype The workhorse for book-work machine typesetting was the Lanston Monotype. It cast individual sorts as needed and assembled them at an assigned width. FREDERIC WILLIAM GOUDY, ART DIRECTOR TO THE LANSTON MONOTYPE MACHINE COMPANYTYPOGRAPHIC COUNCIL Published by (Lanston Monotype Machine Co, Philadelphia ().

The monotype specimen book of type faces A complete catalog of matrices made for use with the monotype composing machine and with type & rule caster. by Lanston Monotype Machine Company. Published by Lanston Monotype Machine Company in Philadelphia.

Format Book Published Philadelphia, Lanston Monotype Machine Company [?] Language English Description [1] l., 18 p. illus. 21 cm. Notes. Cover-title. The Lanston Monotype Machine Co was founded at Washington D.C.

Stanley Morison born on 6 May in Wanstead, Essex. The Linotype Co founded in the UK. Lanston realised that the method of fashioning and composing type by stamping out characters from cold metal strips had severe limitations.

The American Monotype® Library is sold as the Lanston Type Library™ by the Lanston Type Company. / Oy Lanston Type Co. Ltd [Finland] / Gerald Giampa and his interests. The English Monotype® library is offered by AGFA/Monotype based in MA, USA.The Lanston Monotype Machine Company was founded by Tolbert Lanston in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Lanston had a patented mechanical method of punching out metal types from cold strips of metal which were set (hence typesetting) into a matrix for the printing press.Lanston invented a mechanical typesetting device which would become the Monotype casting machine, that lead to the emergence of the Lanston Monotype Company as one of the most renowned type supply companies in the world.

The Monotype caster was revolutionary and helped to usher in a new age of printing technology.