Vintage six drawer printers cabinet. Over 200 compartments and 1000+ brass, plastic/Bakelite letterpress/pantograph blocks.

Fantastic find! Small sized printers cabinet, with six drawers - each with 42 equal sized compartments. The drawer fronts have amber coloured Bakelite handles, and is in very good, clean condition. There are a few ink marks here and there, and other surface/cosmetic marks but overall, very good. The drawer fronts each have hand written labels, not sure what pen was used, but they have faded to a light brown colour and could easily be sanded off if needed. 

Each drawer is full of right-way-reading print tiles. I’ve been told that they were used with a pantograph to make signs. I have spent 3+ hours organising the blocks in to type, and arranging each tray. I’m not sure I’ve compiled the sets properly, there may be extra/missing tiles. Needless to say I’m dreaming typefaces! I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, so for delivery I’ll bag/package each set individually, as the motion of transit will loosen the tiles in the tray and you may struggle to open the drawers (happened to me). 

I haven’t counted each character but picked one compartment per tray and used that as an estimate. Ill describe as best I can.

Tray 1. 
Material: Brass 
Size: 20mm uppercase.
Font style: San Serif thin, Blackletter
Letters: A-Z
Numbers: 0-9
Symbols: +, -, =, &
Extras: Ltd
Tiles per letter (approx.): 12
Tray weight: 2.35kg

Tray 2.
Material: Bakelite/plastic
Size: 25mm/15mm uppercase.
Font style: San Serif thin
Letters: A-Z
Numbers: 0-9
Symbols: +, -, =, &, %, . , “
Extras: Ltd
Tiles per letter (approx.): 10
Tray weight: 978g

Tray 3.
Material: Bakelite/plastic
Size: 25mm uppercase. 15mm lowercase
Font style: Script
Letters: A-Z
Numbers: 0-9
Symbols: some I can’t identify!
Tiles per letter (approx.): 5
Tray weight: 656g

Tray 4.
Material: Bakelite/plastic
Size: 12mm uppercase.
Font style: San Serif thin
Letters: A-Z
Numbers: 0-9
Symbols: %, &, (, +
Tiles per letter (approx.): 9
Tray weight: 698g

Tray 5.
Material: Bakelite/plastic
Size: 19/22mm uppercase double outline.
Font style: Slab
Letters: A-Z
Numbers: 0-9
Symbols: . , ‘ %, &, +
Extras: spaces
Tiles per letter (approx.): 18
Tray weight: 2.33kg

Tray 6.
Material: Brass/Bakelite
Size: 25mm/15mm uppercase.
Font style: San Serif thin
Letters: A-Z
Numbers: 0-9
Symbols: +, -, =, &, %, . , “
Extras: Ltd
Tiles per letter (approx.): 10
Tray weight: 978g

Tray 6.
Material: Plastic
Size: 20mm uppercase.
Font style: Serif
Letters: A-Z
Numbers: 0-9
Symbols: &
Tiles per letter (approx.): 3
Tray weight: 749g

Cabinet dimensions:
Width: 345mm (13.5”)
Depth: 300mm (11.75”)
Height: 200mm (8”)

Compartment (W/D/H): 40 x 40 x 22mm (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.8”)

Oversees postage available but may be cheaper to post tiles separately. Please message me for accurate postage quote.

VINTAGE SIX DRAWER PRINTERS CABINET WITH 6 SETS OF LETTERPRESS TILES

SKU: MA032070
£210.00Price