q (Pica Typewriter) Original Type Drawing

Last few copies!

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 drawings are unique and variable original items dating anywhere from the 1890s to, usually, the 1940s.

You can read more about this very special archive here.

You are purchasing the drawing pictured above, which is a one off original. Each drawing is around 32 x 32 cm in size and will arrive carefully packaged.