Thriftimatic Type

Hello all,
I bought a couple hundred pounds of this type and I was wondering if anyone has used it before. Thanks. Eric

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A quick web search for Thriftimatic gives a 1961 patent for a type holder related to check imprinting. Then a search for Thrificheck gives an expired trademark for Bankers Development Corp. c. 1940 (all re: banking forms) and later Diebold (today, financial systems).
First guess is that it’s for a personalized check imprinter, long before MICR. Does the type have standard dimensions and features?

Caslon Bold in 10pt and 8pt so far. It has a ridge on the bottom and is held in steel rails for storage.