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Barnhart Brothers & Spindler / Pony specimen book and price list from Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, Incorporated: comprising a large variety of types, rules, borders, printing presses, paper and card cutters, bookbinding machinery, etc., together with valuable information to the craft
([1893] )

Of interest to the craft,   pp. 5-14


Page 7

SUPERIOR COPPER-MIXED TYPE.                           7
NUMBER OF EMS CONTAINED IN A POUND OF TYPE.
One pound of 5  point contains ................................. 782 ems
 . ...................................... 660
6    "    "     ..................................... 528 "
7         "     ............... 400"
8      "..................................... 312 "
,I)             . .................................... 244"
'" " 10          "    ................  .................... 204 "
"11              "     ........  ............................ 172
" "  12"               ..................... :............... 140
WEIGHT OF LEADS REQUIRED FOR ANY WORK.
These calculations apply to any measure, and are based on the use of
six to pica (2 point) leads, solid matter-
1,000 ems 5  point contains .................................. 7% ozs. leads
1,000     5%               . ................................  8
1,000 "                   .............. . ...           4
1,000     7     "   "     .......................... 114
1,000 "   8               ........................ . 13
1,000 "   s               ........     ....           134
1,000 "  10     "         ............   ....         15
1,000 "  11     "       ..............................16  "
1,000 "  12               .............              19
Six to pica leads contained in 1,000 ems of leaded matter-
1,000 ems  5  point require ................................... 54  ozas. leads
1,000     54    "    "   ............................ .   6
1,000  "  e     "        ............................. .   7 "
1,000"    7     "    "   ...    .  .   .  .   ..... 9-
1,000 "   8     "    "   ............... 10.               "   "
1,000 "   9     "    "   ....................................1 1  "  "
1,000  "  10    "    "   ............................ .   12 "
1,000  "  11    "        ............................ .   14
1,000  "  12    "        ................................... 11634
One pound of leads or slugs covers four square inches. Hence when
the space to be filled by leads and slugs is known it is only necessary to
divide the number of square inches by four, and the result will give the
required weight in pounds.
STANDARD SIZES OF NEWSPAPERS.
The following are the regular sizes of newspapers, adopted by the
auxiliary printers. We would advise parties planning new newspapers
to adopt one of these sizes. The width of the column is 13 ems pica.
SIZE OF PAPER. SIZE OF FORM. HEAD RULE. COL. RULE.
Five Column Folio .......... 20x26 ........ 18 x23k ........ 11% ....... 18
Six                     .......22X31.   1 28 ........ 13%...  193
Seven   "     "         .......4X35.   21x33 ........15%........ 21
Eight            "...... 26x40 ........ 23%x37% ..... 18 ...... 233
Nine    "     "  .......... 28x44 ........ 25Ux42  ........ 203  ........ 253
Four       Quarto .        22x31 ........ 183,x29 ........ 86.......1336
Five            ...      26x40........ 23x37.        11, ....... 18
Six              .......... 30x44 ........ 27 x41...... 13% ........ 19M
Seven        "   .......... 35x48 ........ 324x45 ....... 153 ........ 21%
NEWSPAPER MEASUREMENTS.
Table showing the number of ems of the different sizes of Newspaper
Type in a line the number of lines necessary to make 1,000
ems, and the length in inches. Also the number
of ems in the regular lengths of column.
13 BMS PICA,                 Z           Z    S
WIDTH OF STANDARD COLUMN.                  a     a     a
Number emsinline ............... 28%   26    22-- - 19%  17  15%
Number lines in 1,000 ems ......... 35  38%6  45  51%  57    64%
Number inches in 1,000 ems ....... 2   3q    43    53    7    9
4 col folio or quarto, No. ems in Col 5040 4325 3175 2465  1950 1610
5 col folio or quarto, No. ems Incol 6505 5615 4115 3200 2525 2085
6 col folio or quarto, No. emsineol 7180 6160  4515  3510  27  2290
7 col folio or quarto, No. emsin col 7900 6785 4970  3865  3050 2520
8 col folio, No. ems in col .......... 8630 7410  5440  4220  3330 2755
9 col folio, No. ems in col .......... 9310 8030 5885 4575  3815 2970


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