RIT CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
Specimens of music type
American Type Founders Company
Type and type-founding
The American Type Founders Company (ATF) was formed out of a business necessity. Led by John Marder of the Chicago Type Foundry and Arthur Brower of the Union Type Foundry, several other type founders created a combined company of twenty-three plants scattered across the United States, which was incorporated by November 1892. This undated catalog of music type specimens is not included in Annenberg, who is unclear about the time frame in which the imprint for the MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan branch of the ATF was used; probably between approximately 1895-1903 (the year in which George Frederick Jordan died).
American Type Founders' Company, MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan Branch
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Mackellar, Smiths & Jordan Co
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The Stephen O. Saxe Printing History Collection
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
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