Single Linotype Master Drawing (o)POLITE
A rare piece of British industrial history.
From the late 19th century to the mid-1970s most books, newspapers, magazines and literature used the Linotype machine to set type. Every one of these machines used a set of master drawings to create the fonts. There are two surviving collections of these master drawings.
The best sets have been archive-boxed and are now available to own. Each set contains the upper and lower case alphabet, numbers, symbols and ligatures. The sets are unique and variable original items dating anywhere from the 1890s to, usually, the 1940s.
As well as the complete sets, the single numbers and letters from the incomplete sets of these drawings are now available to buy. Each drawing will be hand selected and sent directly from the archive. They will be of a condition to those in the picture however the font will vary, making them completely unique. Each drawing is around 32 x 32 cm in size and will arrive unframed and rolled in a tube.