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Hot metal is still hot in San Francisco!
A pre-TYPO San Francisco event sponsored by the TDC
3pm Wednesday April 4th, 2012
The Type Directors Club is proud to announce an exclusive demonstration and tour of M & H Type, the oldest and largest letterpress type foundry in the U.S.
The venerable firm of Mackenzie & Harris, established in 1915, is the oldest and largest type foundry for letterpress printers in the United States. Also known as M & H Type, it offers for sale an extensive selection of fonts of type for hand composition as well as traditional lead typecasting and Monotype composition.
The tour provides an extraordinary opportunity to witness this unique facility, one of the last of its kind in the world, in full operation. Visitors can see how type is cast from hot metal in the foundry, watch (and hear) a monotype caster in all its glory, watch pages being made up in the composition room and printed by letterpress, and learn how a book is bound by hand.
Space is limited and free.