(System Küstermann)

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1. Introduction

The German firm of Küstermann produced hand and automatic/"komplett" type casting machines of several kinds. They are best remembered today for their version of the French Foucher caster .

The machine shown here is one apparently to their own design (other illustrations of it contain the text "D.R. Patent"). It is shown in {Wilkes 1990}, p. 146. Wilkes identifies it as "Komplettgießmaschine, System Küstermann, 1897", but it must date to at least 1896 (the date of the illustration below).

Here it is as shown in {Brockhaus 1896}:

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2. Bibliography

{Brockhaus 1896} Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexicon. Vol. 14. Liepzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1896.

To see this page in context, see the article "Schriftgiesserei" in (e.g.) Volume 14 of the 1908 edition of Brockhaus, digitized by Google at https://books.google.com/books?id=HA5LAAAAYAAJ

{Wilkes 1990} Wilkes, Walter. Das Schriftgießen: Von Stempelschnitt, Matrizenfertigung und Letterguss: eine Dokumentation von Walter Wilkes . (Darmstadt, Germany: Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, 1990.) also (Stuttgart:, Germany Hauswedell, 1990) ISBN: 3-7762-0311-0 (same for both Darmstadt and Stuttgart editions). ISBN-13: 978377620311.

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