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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] )

Specimens of newspaper and book faces,   pp. 15-21


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Specimens of Newspaper anb 13ook Sactes.
Cast from Superior Copper-Mixed Metal by Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, Chicago, Illinois.
6 PoINT No. 14  (Nonp.)
PRINTING is the art of producing impres-
sions, from characters or figures, on paper or
any other substance. There are several dis-
tinct branches of this important art--as the
printing of books with movable types, the
printing of engraved copper and steel plates,
and the taking of impressions from stone,
called lithographing. We have now to de-
scribe the printing of books or sheets with
movable types, generally called letter-press
printing, and which may undoubtedly be es-
teemed the greatest of all human inventions.
The art of printing Is of comparatively mod-
ern origin, only four hundred years having
elapsedsince the first book was issued from
the press; yet we have proofs that the prin-
ciples upon which It was ultimately developed
existed among the ancient Assyrian nations,
Entire and undecayed bricks of the famed
city and tower of Babylon have been found
stamped with various symbolic figures and
hieroglyphic characters. In this, however, as
In any similar relic of antiquity, the object
which stamped the figures was In one block or
piece, and could therefore be employed only
for one distinct subject. This, though a kind
of printing, was totally useless for the propa-
gation of literature, on account both of its espen-
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Lower case, a to z, 17k ems.
Leads used are six to fica, thirteen ems.
7 POINT No. 8   (Minion)
PRINTING is the art of producing impressions,
from characters or figures, on paper or any other
substance. There are several distinct branches
of this important art-as the printing of books
with movable types, the printing of engraved
copper and steel plates, and the taking of im-
pressions from stone, called lithographing. We
have now to describe the printing of books or
sheets with movable types, generally called let-
ter-press printing, and which may undoubtedly
be esteemed the greatest of all human inven-
tions. The art of printing is of comparatively
modern origin, only four hundred years having
elapsed since the first book was issued from the
press; yet we have proofs that the principles
upon which it was ultimately developed existed
among the ancient Assyrian nations. Entire
and undecayed bricks of the famed city and
tower of Babylon have been found stamped
with various symbolic figures and hieroglyphic
characters. In this, however, as in any similar
relic of antiquity, the object which stamped the
figures was in one block or piece, and could
therefore be employed only for one distinct
subject. This, though a kind of printing, was to-
1234567890 Lower case, a to z, 14 ems. 1234567890
For prices of Body Type see page 4.
-                7 POINT No. 10 (Minion)
PRINTING is the art of producing impres-
sions, from characters or figures, on paper or
any other substance. There are several dis-
tinct branches of this important art-as the
printing of books with movable types, the
printing of engraved copper and steel plates,
and the taking of impressions from stone,
called lithographing. We have now to de-
scribe the printing of books or sheets with
movable types, generally called letter-press
printing, and which may undoubtedly be es-
teemed the greatest of all human inventions.
The art of printing is of comparatively mod-
ern origin, only four hundred years having
elapsed since the first book was issued from
the press; yet we have proofs that the prin-
ciples upon which it was ultimately devel-
oped existed among the ancient Assyrian
nations. Entire and undecayed bricks of
the famed city and tower of Babylon have
been found stamped with various symbolic
figures and hieroglyphic characters. In this,
however, as in any similar relic of antiquity,
the object which stamped the figures was in
one block or piece, and could therefore be emploWe
1234567890 Lower case, a to z, 15 ems. 1234567890
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