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Brass Type & Handle lettershandle letters book binding

Handle letters can be supplied in any of the brass type styles shown in the catalogue (see below)

 

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 use.

 

 

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 and handle letters

Brass Type is made to the most rigorous standards from the same hard brass used for other tools.

 

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 blocking press.

 

 

The range of faces has been increased and now includes 60 styles which are shown in the catalogue available for download below.

 

Please email us to arrange your order. Richard Norman edenworkshops@orange.fr

 

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 or two.

 

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.

 

Download Handle Letters and Type Catalogue & Price List

 

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