R. Stanley Nelson.
Hand-held type mould.
In 1985, RBS commissioned R. Stanley Nelson to create a type mould for hands-on teaching and instruction. This facsimile was modeled on a 30-point, 16th-century mould of French design that Nelson studied at the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp in 1982. The mould breaks into two halves that can be adjusted to accommodate matrices of different widths, which are held in place by a curved spring.
From the collection of Rare Book School