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type founder

  1. a person engaged in the making of metallic types for printers.
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Origin of type founder

First recorded in 1790–1800
Related formstype founding, nountype·found·ry, noun
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Examples from the Web for type founder

Historical Examples

  • One of these is the composing machine, or keyboard, the other the caster, or type-founder.

    The Building of a Book


  • Anthony Bessemer was also eminently successful as a type-founder.

    Stories of Invention

    Edward E. Hale

  • He tried the trades of publisher, printer, type-founder, and succeeded in encumbering himself with debt.

  • As a type-founder he made for Aldus Manutius the first italic type.

  • It is to be remembered, however, that in the early days of printing, every printer was his own type-founder.

British Dictionary definitions for type founder

type founder

  1. a person who casts metallic printer's type
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Derived Formstype founding, nountype foundry, noun
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