- a person engaged in the making of metallic types for printers.
Origin of type founder
First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for type founder
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.A History of French Literature
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.From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921
H. C. Forster
- a person who casts metallic printer's type
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