What fun to decorate with these wonderful vintage printer’s blocks. With today’s technology in printing, these have truly become relics from the past. This set of four is for the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School. The school, originated in Baltimore, is still in existence now in Easton, MD and conducts maritime training. Each wooden block is mounted with a metal plate engraved with the school logo. The largest block is 3 ¾” wide by 4” tall; the next is 2 3/8” wide and 3” tall; the next is 1 3/16”wide and 1 ½” tall; the smallest is 7/8” wide and 1” tall. Each block is ¾” thick. Before today’s advances in printing, an organization would have to have numerous sizes of plates to use in printing, because you couldn’t enlarge or reduce electronically like we can today. The plates were used in printing, since they show residue of ink on them but are in good vintage condition.
These would look nice mounted to a board or placed in a printer’s tray or on a shelf. These are priced as a set of four.
This would be an interesting addition to your collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Vintage Printer’s Type Blocks