Monotype Mould
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Monotype Mould


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  • Mould
This in the main consists of a base, a sliding blade, blade side blocks, jet ejector blade and cross block. The blade and side blocks rest on an immediate plate fixed to the base, the blade being free to move between the two side blocks.   The cross block moves at right angles to the blade, forming a metal tight joint against the faces of the blade side blocks. The blade and blade side blocks correspond in height to that of type from foot to shoulder; the thickness of the blade corresponds to the body size of the type, the width of the type is determined by the distance between the blade and the face of the cross block at the time that the type is cast. A jet blade is contained in the cross block; this ejects the tang cast on the foot of the type. A cam fastened to the mould base operates the jet blade.