Dale Guild Type Foundry

No longer in operation

Pulling together the proprietary casters, and equipment of American Type Founders auctioned in 1992, Theo Rehak set about carrying on the great tradition of type casting in the United States. As the last employee hired by ATF to learn the secrets of the Barth foundry caster, matrix engraving, and fitting, Rehak represented the end of an era. The reigns have passed to a younger generation in Micah Slawinski Currier. Micah is mastering casters and matrix production, and types are being cast from historic ATF matrices, as well as those newly engraved.

You can find more information on the Dale Guild here: http://thedaleguild.com/

M&H Type

M&H Type is a Monotype and Thompson cast type foundry in San Francisco and can supply a huge selection of Lanston Monotype faces.

Operating in house at Andrew Hoyem’s Arion Press, they supply all the type needs of Hoyem’s book production, but also cast fonts, sorts, decorative piece and strip material for the general public.

Find them at: http://www.arionpress.com/mandh/index.htm

Schriften=Service D. Stempel / Rainer Gerstenberg

We’ve been trying to get a handle on what’s happening in Germany at Stempel. Rainer Gerstenberg is as I understand it, the sole operator of what remains of many of the great European foundries. Specimen books and brochures show types from not only Stempel, but Haas’sche Gießerei, Gebr. Klingspor, Nebiolo, Foundrie Olive, Deberny & Peignot, etc.. So many amazing faces available, if only people would order.

We hope to be able to provide more information soon by way of a couple contacts in Germany.

See more here: http://www.rainer-gerstenberg.de

Fundicion Tipografica Neufville/ Bauersche Gießerei

We’ve received an email from Wolfgang Hartmann, Director of Neufville/Bauer confirming that type casting operations ceased in 2008. I had know this was the case, but this is truly bad news to have confirmed.

I have asked for additional information as he is willing to provide that might flesh out some kind of report on the state of casters and matrices. This may not be information he wishes to provide.

An inventory list was provided of the remaining stock of zinc type for bookbinding, and metal types in boxed form, or wrapped fonts. The list is in Spanish, and while I have partially interpreted meaning, some clarity on numbers has been enquired about and further information will be forthcoming. Suffice to say, the quantities are bare bones with a range of sizes from around 12 – 20pt.

That stated, the types are on a Didot body (not pica), and it appears, on a European .928″ height to paper, rather than the .918″ American standard. I have enquired about milling to height.

See the comments for additional information.