Two composing sticks - New & Old style Rouse - 45 & 40 pica
Old Lip-front style California Job Case
2 pounds each of 20,30,40 pica leads and slugs
New Fonts in packages, 18 Pt. Caslon ready to wrap up.
14 point spacing - to package
18 point spacing - fonted up.
Some other stuff - wooden wedge quoins, paper guides, job case layout, new Thompson Cabinet Company pica stick.
And, now... The Wooden Composing Stick
R.Hoe Wooden Composing Stick circa 1900
Ben Franklin Wooden Composing Stick circa 1800
Excelsior Press Museum Reproduction of Ben Franklin Composing Stick
New Wooden Composing Stick First Prototype
New Excelsior-Franklin Reproduction 40-Pica Wooden Composing Stick
24 Point Fortune Bold set using the Wooden Composing Stick
The Excelsior-Franklin Wooden Composing Stick is a 21st Century reproduction of an 18th Century composing stick. The design is based upon a composing stick in the collection of Columbia University's Library Special Collections which may have been purchased in France in the 1780s by Benjamin Franklin
(Thanks to Jane Mingari for this information.)
last updated 5/10/2013
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