Typographical Advertising and Promotional Material

Lanston Monotype Machine Company

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"Opening Up" Monotype Type Faces (ca. 1935-1940s)

Subtitle: "The Monotype Unit System." {MTF1}

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Traditional Length Descenders ("H9")

Describes alternative cuttings of several typefaces redesigned so as to have longer ("traditional length") descenders. This is promoted as a feature of Monotype machine typecasting vs. modern foundry typecasting after the introduction of the standard lining system (which resulted, they say, in "lower case letters [being] made shorter than their proper proportion dictates.") These recuttings are identified by the suffix "H9" after the point size (not the series number). Monotype Matrix Information (ca. 1935-1940s) identifies the meaning of the "H9" suffix as "Redesigned."

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