Printing Press Letters

On June 2, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Typeset Letters

Printing Press Letters (click to enlarge)

Here is a wooden bin full of letters for the printing press at Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia.  Look closely and you can see that the letters are backwards.  For baseball fans the K  bin is full of batters striking out while looking; Max Scherzer must have been pitching (sorry for the hometown reference).

The printer spells out text in reverse so that it prints correctly.  You can see an example setup in this post for Joan’s Cinnamon Rolls.  It must be very hard to not only spell backwards right-to-left, but also do it with reversed letters.

Sherbrooke Village Printery: N45 08 17.65 W61 59 06.04

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