The Monotype Caster

We recently obtained a Composition Caster and a Supercaster from Harry Macintosh in Edinburgh along with an excellent supply of mats. The Composition Caster has the computer interface devised by Harry which replaces the original paper tape reader. This means we can cast type straight from the computer avoiding any keying errors that might be introduced by a keyboard operator.

 
Monotype Composition Caster and Monotype Supercaster
 

A little video showing the machine in operation casting the type for our recent reproduction edition of the Wipers Times
 

We have started to catalogue the mats we have and the following list is an indication of our holdings. It may be that we have bold mats that are not indicated by their series numbers, but are neverless contained within the appropriate diecase. It may also be that we have a diecase that has yet to be catalogued. You can download the current list here.

 

1Modern6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
2Old Style6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
7Modern Extended6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
9Latin Antique6, 8
12Clarendon6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
26Modern Wide (No 4)5
28Wittenberger Fraktur6.5, 9, 11, 13
29Wittenberger Fraktur Halbfette6.5, 9, 11, 13
46Scotch Roman9, 10, 11
53Old Style Bold6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
59Veronese12
77Modern Extended (No 2)9
90Greek Upright11
99Gloucester Old Style10, 12
101Imprint6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11D, 12, 13.5
105Typewriter (No 3)12
106Porson Greek8, 10, 11, 12
108Italian Old Style6, 8, 10
110Plantin6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.5, 14
113Plantin Light6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
113cPlantin Light (Cyrillic)8, 10, 12
119Blado Italic10, 11, 12
126Grotesque Light (No. 1)5, 6.25, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13
128Caslon8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
135Bodoni6.5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
137Scotch Roman (No. 2)8, 10, 11, 12
139Spartan Light12
140Spartan 6, 12
141Spartan Bold12
151Old Style (No. 4)6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
156Garamond6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
169Baskerville6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18
170Poliphilus10, 11, 12
185Fourner8, 10, 11, 12, 13.5
192New Hellenic Greek7, 8, 9, 11
194cPlantin Bold (Cyrillic)10, 12
194Plantin Bold6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.5, 14
195Bodoni Bold9, 12
198Gloucester Bold Condensed12
199Horley Old Style10
201Garamond Bold6, 8, 10, 11, 12
215Grotesque (No 1)5, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13
216Grotesque5, 6.25, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13
217Peninim Pointed (Hebrew)7
227Century Schoolbook6, 10, 12, 14, 18
235Typewriter (No 5) Elite12
239Perpetua6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
252Centaur10, 12, 14
260Bodoni Bold6.5, 8, 10, 12
262Gill Sans5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
270Bembo6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
275Gill Sans Bold5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
291Goudy Old Style6, 8, 10, 11, 12
310Imprint Bold6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14
321Gill Sans Extra Bold8, 10, 12
327Times New Roman6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
334Times Bold6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
341Bell8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
343Gill Sans Bold Condensed6, 8, 10, 12
362Gill Sans Light6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
371Rockwell6, 8, 9, 10, 12
374Walbaum8D, 9D, 10D, 11D, 12D
375Walbaum Medium8D
390Rockwell Light6, 8, 9, 10, 12
391Rockwell Bold6, 8, 9, 10, 12
428Bembo Bold6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
453Ehrhardt9, 11
461Perpetua Bold6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
469Bulmer11, 12
48010
556Spectrum6D, 8D, 10D, 12D
569Four Line Mathematics10
570Modern Bold6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
603Octavian14
669Sabon6D, 8D, 9D, 10D, 11D, 12D
673Sabon Semi-Bold6D, 8D, 9D, 10D, 11D, 12D
685Univers Light5D, 6D, 7D, 8D, 9D, 10D, 11D, 12D
686Univers Light Condensed9D
689Univers Medium5D, 6D, 7D, 8D, 9D, 10D, 11D, 12D
693Univers Bold5D, 6D, 7D, 8D, 9D, 10D, 11D, 12D
694Univers Bold Condensed9D
696Univers Extra Bold5D, 6D, 7D, 8D, 9D, 10D, 12D
765Helvetica6D, 8D, 9D, 10D, 12D
766Helvetica Medium6D, 8D, 9D, 10D, 12D
773Plantin Light10, 11

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