Brass Type & Handle
Handle letters can be supplied in any
of the brass type styles shown in the catalogue
The larger point sizes are engraved on domed heads and cut
close to the letter form.
Smaller letters are filed closely, and right back along the
shank, to produce a tool with perfect sighting and ease of
Finally a sighting line is machined square to the face to
aid alignment. Larger letters of up to 72 point are available
in a limited number of styles.
Birch handles are used on all tools for their resistance to
splitting, whilst tangs are of smaller size than the shank and
are fitted through purpose made domed brass washers to help
reduce and deflect the heat from the centre of the handles.
Handle letters are supplied in sets of 40 consisting of A-Z
0-8 (6 used for 9) & AE OE . ,
They are supplied in strong wooden boxes. Individual letters
are available if required.
Brass Type is made to the most
rigorous standards from the same hard brass used for other
The body is first machined to the exact point size and then
the brass type ground accurately to the type height.
The characters are deeply engraved using special jigs to
ensure perfect alignment and excellent definition on most
surfaces, when used either by hand in a type holder, or in a
The range of faces has been increased and now includes 60
styles which are shown in the catalogue available for download
Please email us to arrange your order. Richard
Here you can download a copy of the Handle Letters and
Type catalogue. The catalogue is in .pdf format and you will
need Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar to read it. You can
download Adobe Acrobat here for free if you do not
have it, it is a perfectly safe, widely used software for
reading .pdf files.
The catalogue has been scanned at quite a high
resolution in order that it may be printed out and none of the
fine detail of the tools lost. Because of this the catalogue
may take a few minutes to appear in your browser, if you still
have a dial up connection I suggest going away and making a cup
of coffee, if you have broadband it should only take a minute
Just click the link below and a window will open in your
browser, wait a few minutes and the catalogue will load, then
it can be saved to your PC.
Letters and Type Catalogue & Price List
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