from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where printing-types are manufactured. Also called letter-foundry.


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  • Now it was that Madame de Berny showed her true devotion by coming to his aid in his financial troubles as well as in his literary ones; she loaned him 45,000 francs, saw to it that the recently purchased type-foundry became the property of her family, and, with the help of

    Women in the Life of Balzac

  • It is true that, after Balzac had been obliged, to his intense grief, to part with both businesses at a loss, a fortune was made out of the type-foundry alone.

    Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings

  • As a result of his efforts, the printing-press was sold to M. Laurent, and the type-foundry became the property of the De Bernys, under whom it was highly successful.

    Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings

  • He was most anxious not to sell the type-foundry, and his parents have been severely criticised for their refusal to provide further funds for the purpose of carrying on that and the printing-office.

    Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings

  • It was left to Cambridge to issue the best works of this class, for which that University borrowed the Oxford types, having no type-foundry of its own.

    A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898

  • University by a gift of a complete type-foundry, consisting of punches, matrices, and founts of Roman, Italic, Orientals, 'Saxons,' and black letter, besides moulds and other necessary appliances for the production of type.

    A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898

  • To help Foulis the better, they had with their own money assisted the establishment of the type-foundry of Wilson at Camlachie, where Foulis procured the types for his Iliad

    Life of Adam Smith

  • In the University type-foundry Smith took an active interest, because he was a warm friend and associate of the accomplished type-founder.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • This printing office often wanted sorts, and there was no type-foundry in America.

    Four American Leaders

  • The doctor explained to Edith that he had been getting fair wages in a type-foundry until he had become too weak to go any longer to the shop.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

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