I have just been gifted with an amazing Hamilton Type Cabinet, with lots of nice foundry type.
In one of the narrow drawers between the cases I found a number of Hemple Quoins, but also these other small pieces. I have no idea what they are. Whatever help you can provide would be welcome!
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Well, that looks like a Hempel 2 piece quoin in the upper left corner. The other two times on the left are Sterling base toggles for holding 11 pt plates to a Sterling base (the ones with all the round holes), you’ll need a key to use these.
The items to the right a PMC (Printers Manufacturing Co) register quoins. These are for the very small movement of items within a form, or for locking up a form with very narrow margins. These are adjusted with a thin open end wrench, vs the Rouse register quoins with use a small pin wrench to adjust.
Thank you for clearing this up for me. Just talked to Interrobang and Michael will be getting all my sterling base toggles for use with his Honeycomb. I am going to keep the PMC quoins.