Calling all typographers

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Sat Apr 30 17:49:15 CDT 2016

I think you have to look at things in the context of the time.

There was little or no CAD and books were done with photo typesetters 
(very expensive)

Each page was a kind of photograph called a bromide

Non standard things like logos where also stored on a bromide.

Quite often if you wanted to add a symbol or logo to a page or a drawing 
you could go

through a process to get a copy from a master and stick it on the page 
(real cut and paste)

or dig out your micrometer and draw it using your normal black ink 
drawing pens.

Rod (Panelman) Smallwood

On 30/04/2016 23:24, Kevin Schoedel wrote:
> At 10:39 ?pm +1000 2016/04/29, steven at wrote:
>> I'm puzzled about the notion
>> of 'o' not being a perfect circle as I found it to be quite so, at least
>> on the masthead.
> When I did this originally I worked from document scans from Bitsavers, and
> became convinced from those that the bowls were a little narrower than
> perfect circles: <>.
> Since then I've got a paper copy of one of the handbooks, so I went today
> to get a high-resolution look, and now I agree that they *are* circles, or
> intended to be, and the models I used must have been distorted in printing
> or scanning: <>.

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