History Of The Book And Printing Tools Collection,[ca.1750-1900]

Collection Number: 6460

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
History of the Book and Printing Tools collection, [ca.1750-1900]
Collection Number:
6460
Creator:
Quantity:
5 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Objects
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Printing equipment and supplies.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Printing equipment and supplies, including 18th century pattern, French style, type mould, 18 point body; ladle; slotted screwdriver; punch, letter P; strike, from P punch; fitted matrix, from P punch; cast sorts, using new mould. Also, matrices for upper- and lower-case letters, a carved wood block, copper plates for engravings, a composer's stick, galley, chase, type cases, a passage of text set up in type, screens for use in hand paper making, and a book binding loom. Also, two metal sheets used in offset printing for the August 16, 1968 issue of a newspaper, the Ithaca Journal.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Eddy, Donald D. (Donald Davis), 1929-
Reagan, Katherine.

Subjects:
Early printed books.
Book industries and trade -- History.
Printing
Type and type-founding.
Papermaking.

Form and Genre Terms:
Printing blocks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
History of the Book and Printing Tools collection, #6460. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

For samples of paper, parchment, and printed materials, see Collection of teaching materials for book history, Z240 .C69

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 MU-2238-2244
Type
Mold materials for making type and samples of type including of 18pt. Centaur
Box 2 MU-2234-2237
Setting Type
Galley, 2 type forms (blocks of set type), tweezers, wooden furniture, keys and quoins
Box 3 MU-2245-2252
Setting Type
Printing chase, 12pt spacers, type gauge(ruler), 2 composing sticks, leading and two printing plates
Box 6 MU-2229
Setting Type
Galley with type set for the first few lines of the "Gettysburg Address" as well as proof prints and final print from that type.
MU-2230
Type case (drawer of type)- with type
MU-2231
Type case (drawer of type) - empty
Box 4 MU-2253-2256
Printing blocks - metal and wood
Box 5 MU-2233, 2257-2258
Molds for paper making
MU-2232
Book binding loom with fiber
Mapcase Folder 1 MU-2118-2119
Metal sheets for offset printing from the Ithaca Journal