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Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Caslon Foundry

Casting Shop, with women breaking off excess metal and rubbing the type at the window
Spitalfields Life has a photo essay about The Caslon Foundry in London, England. They made type for printing presses for 200 years up till 1937. Not a particularly large establishment, merely a four story brick building in Central London. Not a huge campus like the the Colt factory in Hartford, Conneticut.

I was kind of wondering why the company would have collapsed just prior to WW2 just when the demand for newspapers would have skyrocketed, and then I remembered the linotype, another disruptive technology.

Via Indy Tom

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