Fifteenth Century Wooden Composing Stickdetails

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Fifteenth Century Wooden Composing Stick

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Standing in front of the case, the compositor held in his left hand a wooden “composing-stick,” in which a rectangular trench had been cut to receive the letters. Reading and keeping in his mind a few words of his manuscript, he picked up the types letter by letter and placed them side by side until first words, and then sentences, were composed.” (p. 52)

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83 x 67mm (3.3 x 2.6 inches)

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2400 dots per inch

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