Hill and Dale Private Press and Typefoundry
After his death, his widow put up for sale his printing office with the typefoundry
and its materials.
It's a surprise to find the press--an educational institute, bookmaker, publisher, printer, and typefoundry all rolled into one--in the Presidio, a former military post better known for its bayside views.
The typefoundry dates to 1915; the press relocated to the Presidio three years ago.
By 1799 the famous Fry typefoundry
in London produced Pantographia, an attempt to show all known world languages set in many exotic types (with transliterations set in roman typefaces), and samples were set in the Lord's Prayer, allowing for a means of comparison--an approach that many type specimen books followed.
70) About this time, Kneeland had an outstanding order with William Caslon, the establisher of the leading English typefoundry
in the eighteenth century.
Zapf was a mere twenty years old when the basic design was accepted by the Stempel Typefoundry
A century ago Thomas MacKellar, head of the oldest and largest typefoundry
in the United States, published a commemorative volume titled One Hundred Years.
Bodoni's punches and matrices were bought in 1840 by the state of Parma for permanent preservation in the Biblioteca Palatina as a memorial to their creator, and when during the early twentieth century Giovanni Mardersteig wished to print from Bodoni's types, a commercial typefoundry in Florence found no difficulty in casting from these matrices, like any others, and they are still in good order.
Think of the typefoundry Miller & Richard in Edinburgh, of which the materials and archives vanished almost without trace in the 1950s.
It was very difficult to see the distinguishing details in the photocopy, so we knew that we had to produce an equivalent B-42 list of the 246 characters Dale Guild Typefoundry had decided to cast.
This list and warnings were provided by Dale Guild Typefoundry.