Exploring the type-founder's hand-mould: structure and skill

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Stan Nelson
Monday, 27 April, 2015 - 17:15
Story Museum (Bodleian Hand-Printing Workshop), Pembroke Street

The type-mould is arguably the single most important invention in the history of European printing. Stan Nelson (formerly of the Smithsonian) will describe the historical mould and his work to reconstruct examples, and demonstrate how types were cast between the fifteenth and the nineteenth centuries.