Schelter & Giesecke

(Pivotal Type Casters)

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1. Introduction

The typefounding firm of Schelter & Giesecke in Liepzig appears to have produced casters under its own name (although I do not know if they were offered for sale).

Here is an illustration of a Schelter & Giesecke Dampfdoppelgießmaschine ("steam powered double type casting machine"). It consists of two relatively conventional pivotal machines mounted on the same bench.

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(From {Brockhaus 1896}. Scanned by DMM from the original. The image above links to a 2048 pixel wide JPEG version of this image, which should suffice for ordinary viewing. Here is the full resolution (1200 dpi RGB) scan as a PNG: brockhaus-konversations-lexikon-1896-page-illustration-schriftgiesserei-1200rgb-extract-schelter-giesecke-dampfdoppelgiessmaschine-4400x2739.png)

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

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