Cabinet, containing metal type

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Cabinet, containing metal type

This wooden cabinet consists of five drawers, each with 42 compartments, most of which contain metal type - rectangular pieces with raised letters or figures in reverse for printing purposes.

From the top down the drawers are marked, 'Augustine Pt', 'Anglo-Saxon 12 Pt', 'Anglo-Saxon 10 Pt', 'Old English Text 24 Pt', 'Spartan Light on 6Pt'.

In 19th century Edinburgh became a printing and publishing centre of international repute.

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Online ID: 000-100-083-578-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1996.X.27
Date: 18th or 19th century
Material: Wood / metal. Inscription: Drawers: Augustine Pt / Anglo-Saxon 12 Pt / Anglo-Saxon 10 Pt / Old English Text 24 Pt / SPARTAN LIGHT ON 6 Pt
Dimensions: 200 mm H x 355 mm x 262 mm
What: Type cabinet / type
Description: Small wooden cabinet with five labelled drawers, each with forty-two compartments, most of which contain metal type
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