book of specimens from Stephenson, Blake and Company Limited.

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The business of Stephenson Blake and Company grew from modest beginnings in into a business that dominated the typefounding industry in Britain. Roy Millington charts the history of this typefoundery, with particular focus on the changing technical and social milieu in which the company by: 2.

Bound in clean grey cloth with olive coloured backstrip and gilt titles to spine, this dated hardcover First Edition is VG. pp with Family Tree of Stephenson Blake Company back to Caxton, Brief history of the Letter Foundry by Directors, With pp of Type specimens, including Masonic Emblems, Royal Arms, Initials, Art Ornaments etc.

Inscription to rear fixed endpaper. "This is an account of how Stephenson, Blake became in its heyday the most significant typefounder and printers' equipment supplier in Britain and the Commonwealth. Although the quality of type produced was of the highest order, the design of many of the typefaces issued often left much to be desired.

Typographical novelty and fashion, particularly in the late. Sheffield, UK: pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Beige cloth-backed boards. Light toning and shelf wear around edges, else Near Fine, in toned dust jacket. Item #Author: (Printing Types) Blake, Stephenson.

Internet Archive BookReader Specimens of point line type: borders ornaments brass rules &c. &c Specimens of point line type: borders ornaments brass rules &c. Author. Stephenson, Blake and Company, Ltd,Sir Charles Reed & Sons. Collections. thomasfishercanadiana, thomasfisher, toronto.

Sponsor. Fonts from the foundry “Stephenson Blake” in use. A British foundry with roots that go back to Caxton in the 15th-century. The name comes from founders John Stephenson and James Blake who established the company in Sheffield in and then purchased William Caslon IV’s foundry.

By the s, Stephenson Blake, & Co. Ltd. had absorbed most of the UK’s. Stephenson & Blake Ltd was founded in by Mr John Stephenson, to manufacture quality printers type.

Following the need for extra finance, the company was joined later in the year by Mr James Blake. His £ investment coming from the legacy left to him in his mother’s will. The face is named Glenmoy. I have a catalog titled “Wood Letter” from Stephenson, Blake & Co.

it is shown in a supplement in the front of the book so it must have Blake and Company Limited. book a recent cutting Blake and Company Limited. book at that time as the rest iof the book had already been on press.

In Garnett left to become a farmer. The company was renamed Blake & Stephenson inbut Blake died soon after. It became Stephenson, Blake & Co. in John Stephenson died inthe year after he handed control to his son Henry.

In the firm purchased Sir Charles Reed and Sons arters: Sheffield, England. Pincus Jaspert, W. Turner Berry, and A.F. Johnson: Encyclopaedia of Type Faces (first paperback edition) (Cassell and Co, ). A bit of the early history as summarized in that type specimen book. This is backed up by a rather impressive genealogical tree, linking Stephenson Blake by blood and money (mergers).

Audio Books & Poetry Computers, Stephenson, Blake and Company, Ltd; Sir Charles Reed & Sons. Publication date Topics Printing, Type and type-founding Paging irregular "New and revised edition of our specimen book now strengthened by the addition of numerous series from Sir Charles Reed & Sons' Specimen Book"--PrefacePages: [ Specimen Book] Stephenson Blake Printing Types.

(Sheffield, UK: Stephenson Blake and Company Ltd. / The Caslon Letter Foundry, ) This volume is still in copyright in the UK and US, so it is not reprinted here.

Specimens of chromatic wood type, borders, etc. manufactured by Wm. Page & Co. () Specimens of point line type borders ornaments brass rules etc, etc. - Stephenson, Blake and Company, Ltd () Specimens of printing types - American Type Founders Co.

()5/5(3). Bradbury, R.C. 20th century U.S. miniature books, p.no. 21 Subject headings Stephenson, Blake and Company. Printing--Great Britain. Type and type-founding--Great Britain.

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Miniature books--Specimens. Genre heading Miniature books (Printing) United States 20th century. Bibliography: Specimen Books. American Type Founders Corporation, the () American specimen book of type styles: complete catalogue of printing machinery & printing supplies, New Jersey, The American Type Founders Corporation Caslon Letter Foundry, The () Specimens of printing types from Stephenson Blake: the Caslon Letter Foundry Sheffield.

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Stephenson Blake is an engineering company based in Sheffield. The company was active from the early 19th century as a type founder, remaining until the s as the last active type foundry in Britain, since when it has diversified into specialist engineering.

Specimens of point line type borders ornaments brass rules etc, etc. - Stephenson, Blake and Company, Ltd () Specimens of printing types - American Type Founders Co.

() Specimens of printing types ornaments, borders, corners, rules, emblems, initials, etc. - MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan Co. ()Seller Rating: % positive. About this Item: Stephenson Blake & Company Limited/H.W.

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Caslon Limited 0, London. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. A nice copy with only light age wear. Book. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 1. The business of Stephenson Blake and Company grew from modest beginnings in into a business that dominated the typefounding industry in Britain.

Roy Millington charts the history of this typefoundery, with particular focus on the changing technical and social milieu in which the company : Roy Millington. Stephenson, Blake and Company. Yellow Kid Press. Notes "A little story for little children" --p.

[3]. On each page: decorated initials with a few lines of text. "The initial letters around which we constructed this story are from Stephenson, Blake and Co., England Limited to copies "--Colophon.

From the library of Ruth E. Adomeit. Stephenson Blake (Sheffield) With a name that has been around for over years, Stephenson Blake Sheffield is the woodworking division of the once Great Empire of Upper Allen Street. Well known in the newspaper and museum world we continue to provide bespoke fixtures, fittings and displays to suit each individual need.

Stephenson Blake: The Last of the Old English Typefounders: : Roy Millington: Books5/5(1). The Stephenson Blake Collection of English foundry type with industrial and hand casting equipment.

In their long trading history Stephenson Blake & Company acquired many of the other famous-name English type foundries. The remaining material associated with these companies now resides at the Type Archive. However, the Company name remained H. Caslon and Co. Ltd., and continued running untilwhen it was acquired by Stephenson Blake.

[8] Meanwhile, following his sale of his share in the original foundry inWilliam Caslon III had purchased (in the same year) the Salisbury Square foundry from the estate of the recently deceased Joseph Born: orCradley, Worcestershire.

American Type Founders - Specimen Book and Catalogue Specimen Book and Catalogue £ / unit(s) *. This almost physical connection was the reason for creating The Shelf Journal. The Shelf Journal is a French-English annual review about the art of books and their design, that gives the voice to book makers and writers specialized in that field.

Digital versions of Spotlight Exhibitions and other exhibitions from the Newberry Library. William THOROWGOOD and Company copyrighted a modified Egyptian.

Similar to the Ionics, these letterforms were condensed Egyptians with stronger contrasts between thick and thin strokes and somewhat lighter serifs. A larger and even more condensed version was issued by the Sheffield-based Stephenson Blake foundry in Granby is a sans-serif typeface designed and released by the Stephenson Blake type foundry of Sheffield from Granby is influenced by a contemporary British sans-serif design, the Johnston typeface or Railway Alphabet (), the proprietary face of what became London Underground.

Roy Millington's history of Stephenson Blake also cites Futura as an influence. The Stephenson Blake and DeLittle collections of punches, type, and patterns are all at the Type Archive, a remarkable institution that I cover in my book as well.An assortment of type specimens from various 20th century American and European type foundries and type designers, organized alphabetically by foundry or designer.

Also includes some examples of magazine layout design.Stephenson Blake did have their own wood type manufacturing and did issue stabnd-alone wood type specimen books for it. Caslon offered wood type but was probably made by someone else. Most oif the others ONLY manufactured wood type (Delittle, etc.).