Plastic type

Recently I got a set of plastic type different from what I’m used to see, not only in the kind of plastic but also for the low height of the face, as you can see in the photos.
I am curious about its origin and wonder if someone here could help me.
Thank you very much!

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A few questions……

What is the height (i.e. normal US type height is .918”, what is this)?
What is the type size in points or picas?
What is the relief (difference in height between the non-printing area and the printing surface)?
Is it at all flexible or compressible?
Are the letter and the base one piece, or is the letter adhered to the base?
If the base is a separate piece, what is it made of?

Maybe this info will jog someone’s memory.

Thank you very much for your answer, Geoffrey.
The type is french type height (23,56 mm/ 0.928”) and 10 ciceros which I think is just a little bigger than 10 picas.
The relief surface would be about 2 mm and the type is one unique solid piece. I’m sending here a closer photo.
Thank you again

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If the relief is 2 mm, converted to thousandths of an inch, that would be about 79 thousandths, which should be enough relief to print with.

Sorry I can’t answer your questions, but you should have a usable font there. My only recommendation would be, since we don’t know what kind of plastic it is, to be careful what you use to wash it up. This includes solutions with and without water. The safest thing to do would be to make a test by picking a piece of the type that you don’t need as much, to use in an experiment. Put the piece in some of the washup solution you want to use, and leave it there for an hour or so, and see if it adversely affects the type. If it does, you will only have affected one piece, instead of, for instance, a whole line of letters.