Wood Type

In a complete set, how many of each letter case should you have?

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Fonting schemes differ from the wood type manufacturers as well as those that made foundry type. You can usually find the schemes in type catalogs, but as far as I can tell there was no consensus.

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY

Thanks Daniel. They are all from Hamilton, so I am chatting with them to see!

Most schemes depend on how many A’s are in the font to begin with. If your Hamilton type is from 1900 or before, see the scale on page 1 in Catalogue No. 14: http://www.unicorngraphics.com/wood%20type%20museum/hamilton14/hamiltonf...

Dave Greer