letter-founder love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as type-founder.

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Examples

  • Our printing-house often wanted sorts, and there was no letter-founder in America; I had seen types cast at James’s in London, but without much attention to the manner; however, I now contrived a mould, made use of the letters we had as puncheons, struck the matrices in lead, and thus supply’d in a pretty tolerable way all deficiencies.

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  • Dr. Fell also introduced a skilled letter-founder from Holland.

    A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898

  • Our printing-house often wanted sorts, and there was no letter-founder in America; I had seen types cast at James's in London, but without much attention to the manner; however, I now contrived a mould, made use of the letters we had as puncheons, struck the matrices in lead, And thus supply'd in a pretty tolerable way all deficiencies.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • Our printing-house often wanted sorts, and there was no letter-founder in America; I had seen types cast at James's in London, but without much attention to the manner; however, I now contrived a mould, made use of the letters we had as puncheons, struck the mattrices in lead, and thus supply'd in a pretty tolerable way all deficiencies.

    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • Our printing-house often wanted sorts, and there was no letter-founder in America; I had seen types cast at James's in London, but without much attention to the manner; however, I now contrived a mould, made use of the letters we had as puncheons, struck the matrices in lead,

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • Jofeph Jackfon was born in 1733, and ap - prenticed to Mr. Cailon (Ion to the firtt celebrated t'oun. ler o£ that name, and father to the prefent letter-founder to his Ma - jelty).

    Typographical antiquities. History, origin, and progress, of the art of printing, from its first invention in Germany to the end of the seventeenth century;

  • Beckmann, in his 'History of Inventions and Discoveries,' says: 'It appears that the printers themselves first gave up the bookselling part of the business, and retained only that of printing; at least this is said to have been the case with that well-known bookseller John Rainman, who was born at Oehringen and resided at Augsburg'; and goes on to say that he was at first a printer and letter-founder, and supplied Aldus with his types.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

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