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Droz, 'La societe Hamon, Danfrie & Le Royer ( 1 56 1 )' Gutenherg-:Jahrhuch 1 9 65, pp. 43-7· 6 See Type Specimen Facsimiles 1-15, ed. Dreyfus, Nos. 1-5, 14; Frankfurter Schriftproben aus dem 1 6. his 1 8. ]ahrhundert, in trod. by R. Diehl (Frankfurt a. M . , SchriftgieBerei D. Stempel, 1 9 5 5 ) , Nos. 9, 1 5 , 1 6 ; [ G . Mori] Schriftprohen deutscher Schriftgieflereien und Buchdruckereien aus den ]ahren 1 4 79 his 1840 (Frankfurt a. , 1926) , Nos. 6, 7 , 103, 1o6-1o, 1 16. , T H E T E C H N I CALI T I E S O F T Y P E 13 Given the character of industrial or technological development generally, there is reason to suppose that the specialized, indus trialized, and capitalized establishments of the end of the sixteenth century for making and selling printing type were the culmina tion of a process that had gone on since the invention of printing.
6 Repeated striking damaged or broke the punches, so replacements were needed from time to time and the faces in common use are found in various states. These were enterprises demanding a fair amount of capital. 1 M. Parker, K. Malls, and H. D. L. Vervliet, 'Typographica Plantiniana Ill : Ameet Tavernier, Punch-cutter (ea. 1 522--70 )', De gulden passer, 3 9 • Jrg. (Antwerp, 196 1 ) , at p. 27. , vol. 42. 3 Correspondance de Christophe Plantin, v, ed. J. Denuce (Antwerp and The Hague, 1 9 1 5 ) , p.
3 1-roo. THE TECHNI CALITIES OF TYPE 17 general engraver, ridiculed an inclination t o believe that type had ever been made by means other than punches and struck matrices. He pointed out that goldsmiths, engravers to mints, and metal workers of other kinds made steel punches for letters and struck them in softer metals and had done so before typographical print ing was thought o£ No other way of multiplying small letters so as to form a printing surface had such practical advantages or would have been so likely to occur to the mind of a mechanic in the fifteenth, or any other, century.