ATF Half Nonpareil Border No. 32, 3pt


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Thanks to George in OKC for the quick identification of this antique—within a couple of hours of posting! He located it on page 463 of the 1897 ATF catalog.

What typefounder in his right mind would cast a three-point piece border?  Well, here’s the proof that somebody, sometime, somewhere did—and whether any printer was crazy enough to compose and use it is hard to tell; the type is darkened with age and showing little or no wear.  It’s a solid diamond design and the pieces range in set width from six to forty-eight points.  Quantity is about 367 running picas.  Interesting collector’s item!  JB0108

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 2 × 1 in