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Antique wood Letter Type

Antique wood Letter Type

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Object Name
Type, Batch of
wood type, batch of
Physical Description
wood (?? material)
overall:in drawer16: 15/16 in x 43 3/4 in x 24 in; 2.38125 cm x 111.125 cm x 60.96 cm
overall:in drawer17: 15/16 in x 43 1/4 in x 23 1/8 in; 2.38125 cm x 109.855 cm x 58.7375 cm
overall:in drawer18: 15/16 in x 43 1/4 in x 23 5/8 in; 2.38125 cm x 109.855 cm x 60.0075 cm
overall:in drawer19: 15/16 in x 44 1/8 in x 14 1/16 in; 2.38125 cm x 112.0775 cm x 35.71875 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
"The Morgan Press Type Font Collection" assembled by Willard D. Morgan
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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