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American Type Founders Company / American specimen book of type styles : complete catalogue of printing machinery and printing supplies
(c1912)

Information for buyers,   pp. 40-42


Page 41

Information for Buyers
Table 3        THI
SIZE PER
POINT IPOUND
3.........   $5.00
3V  ......    5.00
4   ......    3.60
4%  ......    3.20
5   ......    2.80
5   ......    2.40
6   ......    2.00
7   ......    1.80
8   ......    1.60
9   ......    1.44
IRD CLASS PRICES
SIZE PER
PO1NT    POUND
10     $1.30
11      1.22
12      1.16
14      1.12
18      1.00
20       .94
24       .90
30       .86
36       .82
42       .78
48
54
60
72
84
96
120
144
PER
$0.72
.72
.72
.68
.64
.60
.56
.52
Body Type is put up in packages of the following
approximate weights. This table applies only
to faces shown on pages 45 to 143.
Table 6
CARS  sCOPS  POINTS  FIGURES  COASE  SPACES  QUADS
25lbs. 2   8  1  8  1  1   1 014112       8  2  8
501bs. 5   0  1 8   2  2  2  0296      5  0  5  0
100 lbs. 10 0  3  0  4  4  4  0 58 12 10 0 10 0
Where the face does not show Small Caps, the
Items Covered by Table 3              weight of the Cap package is increased.
All Music type fonts and sorts.
All Piece Fraction fonts and sorts.              Weight fonts of other faces are pot up to
All sorts of faces listed in Table 2 where quantity is less  count schemes and the weight of the separate
than one pound per character.                   packages of Caps, lower case, figures and points
Subject to Minimum Sort Rules on page 41.      vary with each face.
SPACES AND QUADS IN JOB AND FIVE               Body Type Italic is put up in small fonts of
Table 4   AND TEN POUND FONTS                   the following approximate weights and is sold
at prices given in table 2:
WEIGHT           PRICE    PRICE     PRICE       4 to 7 point inclusive 2J pounds and multiples.
SIZE8 to                                     point inclusive  pounds and multiples.
LES  Oz   TOINT   FONTS     FONTS     FONTS
0
0
0
0
0
0 /
15
1%/4
1
2%/
3%
2%
3%/
6
14
14
14
14
14
2
6
12
2
6
0
10
6
10
0
3
31/
4
4%/
5
51/
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
14
16
18
20
24
30
36
42
48
54
60
72
84
96
120
144
$2.15
1.80
1.40
1.10
1.00
.85
.70
.80
.75
.75
.75
.65
.65
.75
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.15
1.30
1.50
1.70
1.80
2.15
2.00
2.30
2.65
3.20
$10.65
9.00
7.00
5.50
4.90
4.15
3.60
3.15
2.90
2.70
2.55
2.50
2.35
2.25
2.25
2.25
2.25
2.25
2.25
2.25
C 
$21.25
18.00
14.00
11.00
9.50
7.70
6.65
5.95
5.45
5.10
4.80
4.65
4.40
4.30
4.30
4.30
4.25
4.25
4.25
4.25
4.25
4.25
4.25
4.25
4.20
4.10
4.00
3.80
3.70
Items Covered by Table 4
All Job and five and ten pound fonts of Spaces and Quads
(excepting Script Spaces and Quads.)
TOble 5          QUAD PRICES
5 LBS.
LESS    AND OVER
SIZE POINT  THAN      LES
5 LBS.    THAN
25 LBS.
3.......
3%.....
41/  .....
4%.....
5%.-_....
6 .....
7 .....
8 .....
9 .....
10 .....
11 .....
12 .....
14 .....
$1.75
1.60
1.30
1.00
.90
.74
.64
56
.52
.48
.46
.44
.42
.40
$0.85
.62
.54
.50
.45
.42
.40
.38
.36
.36
50 LBS,
AND OVER  100 LDS
LESS      N
THAN     OVER
100 LB S
25 LBS.
AND OVER
THAN
50 LBS.
$0.80
.53
.47
.44
.40
.38
.36
.34
.32
.31
$0.70
.45
.40
.38
.36
.34
.32
.30
.28
.26
$0.60
.40
.36
.34
.32
.31
.30
.28
.26
.24
Items Covered by Table 5
All fonts and sorts of Quads (em and thicker) excepting
Script Quads.
Regular stock, point body, 1, 2 and 3 em Quads (high or
low) of one body, ordered at one time, assorted sets or
separately.
Larger than 14 Point at same price per pound as 14 Point.
Subject to Minimum Sort Rules on page 41.
MINIMUM SORT RULES-TYPE
The minimum Sort Charge for one body, face
and line is 60 cents. For a sort order which in-
cludes spaces or quads of the same body as the
letter, the charge shall be for the weight ordered
at the proportionate pound price, but in no case
shall the minimum charge be less than 60 cents.
No sort order will be filled for a less amount
per character (or set of spaces or quads) than-
Two ounces of each character in bodies 3
Point to 5J Point inclusive; 4 ounces of each
character in bodies 6 Point to 18 Point inclu-
sive; 6 ounces of each character in bodies 20
Point to 48 Point inclusive; 8 ounces of each
character in bodies 54 Point and larger.
OLD METALS TAKEN IN EXCHANGE
Old type made by regular typefounders; print-
ers' old brass; electros, stereos, leads and slugs;
metal furniture; linotype slugs and Lanston type,
if packed separately, unmixed with other metals
(particularly zinc), in their original manufactured
condition (not melted down), and shipped pre-
paid or delivered to nearest selling branch or
foundry will be accepted at current prices in
exchange for new type and other printing mate-
rials at our regular discounts as advertised by
this Company from time to time.
As old metal cannot be easily identified when
several shipments arrive at about the same time,
it is necessary to put shipper's name on each
package, and advise us promptly of shipment,
sending us a copy of freight receipt showing
number of boxes or other packages, the gross
weight thereof and a memorandum giving exact
weights of each class of metal.
Stereotype plates and bases made by The
American Press Association, Newspaper Unions
or similar manufacturers, being the property of
these concerns, are not accepted.
ACCENTED LETTERS FOR BODY AND
JOB TYPE
For list prices of fonts of accented letters for
various languages see page 887.
Accented letters, when ordered with the font,
whether for body or job faces, are sold at the
same price per pound as the font.
A table of all accents regularly made, with their
designating numbers, is shown on page 886.
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