Monotype matrix case.

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Title

Monotype matrix case.

Coverage

[Philadelphia:

Publisher

Lanston Monotype Machine Company,

Date

ca. 1920].

Description

Shown here is a relatively early version of a Monotype matrix case, containing 225 matrices for a font of type presented in 15 rows and 15 columns. The arrangement of characters in the matrix case would vary by typeface. This matrix case contains a 10-point font of Typewriter. Monotype was primarily used for book printing and fine press work in contrast to the periodicals and inexpensive, mass-market books printed from Linotype.

Source

From the collection of Rare Book School