Bell Type & Rule Company: Type Specimens Sheets

By: Ephemera

Price: $10.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is a group of four sheets of paper, stapled on the left side and folded in thirds. The pages give samples of types available through this type foundry. All pages are printed on rectos only and are clean and bright. The first page includes a stapled price sheet dated June 1, 1976. "The Bell Type and Rule Company has been family owned and operated since 1932. The monotype on the left is still in operation today making hand set, type fonts daily. The company's found a home in Long Beach, CA in the basement of a building where the Bell's rented an apartment. During that time the only means of picking up metal was to use the family car. 'We would use wood planks and by hand run the barrel up the planks and tie it to the trunk of the 36 Desoto Coup. Then tie itagain to the bumper. And you guessed it down went the back of the car. Imagine the weight of a trash can mostly filled with old type weighs in around 1200 pounds."

Title: Bell Type & Rule Company: Type Specimens Sheets

Author Name: Ephemera

Categories: Book Arts,

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Bell Type & Rule Company: 1976

Binding: Other

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A32724

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