Since the ad I posted disappeared into the pages of classified ads with no visibility at all, I would like to put it to the group: Does anyone have any extra, or know if anyone can cast any 4 and 5 point spacing material?
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I think that Fritz Klinke has the machinery to cut brass and copper thin spaces—you might inquire if he can cut 4- or 5- point.
Paul, why set something that nobody can see??? i try not to set anything smaller than 12 point, and i’m having trouble reading that. But if you insist on that small stuff i’d try Quaker City, in Pennsylvania, or Ed at Swamp Press here in Massachusetts.
From my understanding Monotype only went down to 5 points, although I have never seen any Monotype that small. I have a large (isn’t that oxymoronic) lowercase font of 4 point type that I have yet to identify, plus some 5 point Boxhead Gothic and Century Expanded. I would like to use this stuff for miniature books while I still can see to set it.
Aren’t you supposed to get around that oxymoron by describing a font strong?
If you saw 4 point type you would realize that strong is an oxymoron also.
With reference to the query ref 5pt spaces ,a friend has come to me with this little gem for you all .
I list as follows:
Our mate michael (Tolberts living disciple) has asked me to add this.
He can cast for you, at Amberley museum on this coming sunday, a quantity of 5ptspaces as ,quads,nuts,thick,mids,thins and possibly even thinner with perfect conditioned type carrer and good type metal he cando you quads at 1 1/2 quad width ,using tricks learned 40 years ago with mould blade adjustments set to suit.
Nuts from 10pt = 5pt nuts from 8pt = pt,thicks from 12pt = 4pt all sized accurately on the square quad ,works perfectly.
Future access to a supercaster with experienced operator on our part or advice from the old chap with the ability to explain how to do using the micrometer adjusments of the head to produce required sizes in perfect multiples or used lengthways and then checked for accuracy with a standard micrometer ,all judiciously inspected at 20-30 em blocks in the steel proving stick normally attached to the supercaster product table .
That would be fabulous Peter. I assume a donation to the museum would be in order. Let me know how it works out.
I will find out the best way to sort this one ,it may require paying in some roundabout way but the process is possible as we are hardly taking work from anyone as there have been no takers to your post so obviously we are helping as it were !!