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Clay stereotype mould reproducing Velleyre's method of 1730.

Clay stereotype mould reproducing Velleyre's method of 1730.
4 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

Description

Stereotype was invented in Germany at the beginning of the 15th century, but little progres was made until much later. In 1725 William Ged (1690-1749) designed a method of making metal printing plates which could be re-used. Gabriel Valleyre, working at the same time, used molten copper in a clay mould to produce typeface.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10233225

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