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Drawer One - Cabinet Two, Wimble, Printing Type, Foundry, 16pt Art Script [Elegant Script], circa 1913 Object Reg. No: HT 24663 1

Summary:
Drawer of Foundry type, one of ten drawers in a cabinet.
The type in the cabinet comes from F. T. Wimble, Sydney and carries their pin mark.

Drawers 1 to 4 have 'Art Script' on the drawer labels. A number of old package labels from Wimble are in some drawers but do not appear to accurately describe the drawer content. Art Script appears in the Victorian Government Printing Office (VGPO) Type catalogue, June 1954, as 'Elegant Script'. The Perth Gothic faces are not listed in this catalogue. These faces appear to have been used in the setting of text matter for maps and plans for the Lands Department.

In April 1913 the VGPO replaced many type founts sending 9 tons of old type metal to Wimbles in Sydney and ordering new founts {See VPRS 787/24 - page172/1488]. This type may date from that purchase.

The cabinet has not been identified as to maker.
Description:
Wooden drawer with two metal handles with central metal label holder. Drawer is partitioned by wooden dividers into three sections. Each of these three sections is further partitioned by wooden dividers into different sized compartments containing type.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 70 mm (Height), 783 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: printing, printing type, printing industry
Themes this item is part of: Metal Founts, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printing type, blocks & plates
Manufacturer: F. T. Wimble, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1913

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