Hand Setting

Many thanks to the Internet Archive for providing this vintage footage.

This film is available on Metal Type DVD - Volume One.

AN instructional video, made in 1959, giving basic instructions for setting foundry type by hand.

This film is a Whitten-Appleton production for Bailey Films Inc. with support from the California Vocational Foundation.

The film runs for approximately 10 minutes, and is aimed firmly at beginners. It does not go as far as setting justified type.

Pay attention though, there will be questions at the end!

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