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Ornamental


The sectional die principle as set forth in patent papers capitalizes on those letterforms that have stems or curves in common and allows interchange of die sections. William Page, who applied for the patent in 1889 claimed the process reduced the labor and cost by one third.

 

 

A press to make die cut wood type, as illustrated by a patent application drawing

 

 

 

A variation of the die cut process. The top illustrates the letter delineated on the block by the first die depression; the middle shows excess wood being removed with a conventional router; in the third the die is being applied once more to the block to increase the thickness of the wood making it more durable.

 

 
  The Hamilton Type Foundry
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