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Thanks. This was very helpful.

--John

Quoting CARA DI EDWARDO <cdiedwardo@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

There is more than one kind of monotype and some are more easily
distinuishable than others.
Foundry type is denser darker metal.
Sometimes the markers mark is stamped into the side. Usually the foot
 is cut through the center rather than off center.
Some foundries call type foundry but are using langston monotype
machines to cast. This type is not as hard as as the old foundry type
 alloy but is readily available new and is harder, darker looking and
 meant for multiple jobs.
Dale Guild or NA graphics are your best shots at finding new true
foundry type.

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 19, 2008, at 1:49 AM, David Amstell <d.amstell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

What is the difference between [lead type and foundry type] and how
 do I know which one I have bought?

Foundry type is an alloy of lead, tin and antimony. It is much harder than lead, though softer compared to brass or zinc.

The visual difference between plain lead type (monotype) and foundry
 type is that monotype has a square nick whereas foundry type has a
round nick.

McGrew: American Metal Typefaces of the C20th, states that the
reason for the nick is to be able to identify the base of the piece
for compositing purposes, but our experience has shown that it also
identifies the difference between monotype and foundry type.

David
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