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Inland Type Foundry / Specimen book and catalog: a price list of printer's supplies, type, rules and accessories of the very late designs which facilitate the economical production of superior printing: a notable improvement is the casting of all type on standard line & unit sets
(1907, c1906)

Specimen book and catalog,   pp. 3-240 PDF (60.7 MB)


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Position of Line ... ... The line is placed in such a position that the different sizes of
type faces will line with one another, if regular leads, slugs or quad lines are used
to justify the difference between the bodies, as for nstance the following lines:
B           GAND STANDARD LINErE
saesEST SYSTEM OF LINiNG TYP
This saves a great deal of labor where it is desired to use different sizes of a
series in combination as caps and small caps. Not only will all sizes of the
same series line, but also those of two or more series of different faces; a con-
densed or fancy capital can therefore be lined with wider letters.
Use of Rules .... .....Furthermore, the line is placed in such a position that it will
justify with ordinary 2-point dotted ........or single  rule, justifying
easily bv the use of regular leads and slugs, as in the following example, in
which the slugs and leads used for Justification are shown black as the type high:
New York,                 1900
This is of great importance in blank-worlk and headings, as experienced printers
can readily understand.
THE SUBJECT OF WIDTH .......Another very important improvement is that of
systematic widths. All the Inland's type is cast in width to agree with hardened
steel standards, and is as accurate in this dimension as in body. Sorts must
correspond with the rest of the font. The unit of width is Ys-point, but most
of its faces are cast to multiples of Y4-point, Y2-point and 1-point (notice
the Romans and Old Styles shown in this book which are on  -point and
I-point sets). This reduces the number of widths of letters, makes justification
and correction easier, and in every way facilitates the work. All points and
figures are cast on multiples of '2-point, and no special justifiers are required
for tabular work, as the regular spaces can be used. Suppose, for instance,
a customer wants to have inserted in the body of a price-list a line of display-
tvpe; von do not have to explain to him the difficulties in the way of justifica-
tion, etc., incident to the old systems-with our type you can easily meet his
Year      Poula-  Increase pIncrease  Bonds
no         Pr cent.   od
1860   ---.-.--  2000            50    $40,000
1870   .....   3000     1500    100    $30,000
1880   -- ------  6000  1880    150    $25,000
wishes. The above specimen shows an ordinary statistical table, in which
8-point Roman No. 23 (5-point set), 10-point Kelmscott and 12-point Condensed
Gothic No. 1 figures are used, justifying perfectly by the use of regular spaces.
Old Style Figures ......In the Old Styles the figures above and below the line
have in most cases been abandoned, and while the Old Style design has been
retained, these characters are made uniform in size and line, adapting them
to all kinds of work, and making them more legible and beautiful. There are
a few exceptions, but even in these cases, the faces being cast on Standard Line,
any of our lining figures may be substituted-the printer having his choice.
Leaders............Our STANDARD LINE LEADERS will line with any of our Roman
or job letters (as illustrated after the side-heads of this preface). This means
not only a great saving of time, but of first cost in material, and lessens the
chances of mistakes and poor work. Leaders of one size can be made to line
with type of any other body by using regular leads for justification.
Our Metal    ....This is of a new composition. We guarantee our type to
wear longer, print better and to give finer results in electrotyping and stereo-
typing than any other. In finish and accuracy it is unapproachable.
ST. Louis, Mo., U. S. A.
INLAND TYPE FOUNDRY


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