The Monotype Caster

We recently obtained a Monotype Composition Caster and a Supercaster from Harry McIntosh of SpeedSpools in Edinburgh along with an excellent supply of mats. The Composition Caster has the computer interface devised by Harry which replaces the original paper tape reader. This means we can cast type straight from the computer avoiding any keying errors that might be introduced by a keyboard operator.

 
Composition Caster and Supercaster
Monotype Composition Caster and Monotype Supercaster
 

A little video showing the machine in operation casting the type
for our recent reproduction edition of the Wipers Times
 

Border Ornaments

We have a number of 12pt border ornaments available for purchase. They’re listed in our little brochure which was so popular at the recent St Bride Wazgoose, that we ran out!

The world of Glint! Chess type to set any position.
Borders leaflet 12pt Gill Sans Extra Bold. The caster in action.

Composition Casting

We have started to catalogue the mats we have and the following list is an indication of our holdings. It may be that we have bold mats that are not indicated by their series numbers, but are neverless contained within the appropriate diecase. It may also be that we have a diecase that has yet to be catalogued.

 

1Modern6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
2Old Style6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
7Modern Extended6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
9Latin Antique6, 8
12Clarendon6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
26Modern Wide (No 4)5
53Old Style Bold6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
59Veronese12
77Modern Extended (No 2)9
101Imprint6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11D, 12
108Italian Old Style6, 10
110Plantin6, 8, 9, 10, 12
113Plantin Light8, 10, 12
113cPlantin Light (Cyrillic)12
119Blado Italic10, 11, 12
128Caslon8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
135Bodoni8, 10, 12
151Old Style (No. 4)6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
156Garamond6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
169Baskerville6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
185Fourner8, 10, 11, 12, 13.5
194Plantin Bold6, 8, 9, 10
201Garamond Bold6, 10, 12
227Century Schoolbook6, 10, 12, 14
239Perpetua10, 12
252Centaur10, 12, 14
260Bodoni Bold8, 10, 12
262Gill Sans6, 8, 10, 12
270Bembo6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
275Gill Sans Bold6, 8, 10, 12
291Goudy Old Style6, 8, 10, 11, 12
310Imprint Bold14
321Gill Sans Extra Bold12
327Times New Roman8, 10, 14
334Times Bold8
341Bell8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
374Walbaum8D, 9D, 10D, 11D, 12D
375Walbaum Medium8D
390Rockwell Light10
428Bembo Bold12
453Ehrhardt9, 11
556Spectrum6D, 8D, 10D, 12D
569Four Line Mathematics10
570Modern Bold6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
685Univers Light8D, 10D, 12D
689Univers Medium9D, 10D
693Univers Bold9D, 12D
696Univers Extra Bold9D, 10D

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