Can anyone point me to a source for a type high (US) gauge? I haven’t had any luck finding one on eBay that is reasonably priced. Thank you.
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An actual type gauge may be hard to come by. I’d try Fritz at NA Graphics or John at Letterpress Things.
In a pinch a decent micrometer will work.
Are you trying to measure type height, or roller clearance?
Either way, John or Fritz are your best bets.
I’ve seen them made as well, fashioned out of a good true flat base- some kind of rigid L mechanism- and a digital slide caliper or micrometer.
I’d add to sources the “wired bids” letterpress auctions that frequently are advertised on this site. they often contain lots of hard to find tools, and I’ve seen plate gauges and type high gauges on them.
http://www.binderytools.com/catalog/letterpress might be someone to contact as well. If you tell them you’re looking they might find one for you.
I sell a type gauge that includes a type high gauge for $25.00 including postage
As You are specifying *Type High Gauge*??and are quoting, *reasonably priced* etc., by implication finance is the driving issue? follows:- from U.K. can ship a genuine original *Type High Gauge* accurate to .001”
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A traditional *Type High Gauge* with 2-3 ” (inch) throat is only around 1/2” thick and will go through our *Postal Service* approved >slot< as letterpost Mail, in a Jiffy Bag, with customs declaration for LESS than $10 U.S.Dollars.??? … Takes between 10 to 12 Days.!!! unfortunately.… Mick on Monotype, 12/10/2016.
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