Linotype Brass Matrix Necklace



  • Linotype Brass Matrix Necklace - $22.00    (ID: 95660631)


    For over a century, the Linotype was essential for production of newspapers around the world. It was a massive, intricate machine with a molten lead reservoir and a 90-character keyboard, and magazines full of brass matrixes that bore a letter or punctuation mark. Each keystroke dropped a brass mat into place, creating a “line o’ type” which was cast in lead and assembled in a type case. After printing, the lead was melted and the brass matrices were reused. These unique and beautiful brass matrixes, or "mats," have been strung on a matching brass chain to create a distinctive piece of jewelry. Font sizes and style will vary; letters appear on the side edge of the mat. SPECIFY WHAT LETTER YOU WANT IN THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FIELD DURING CHECKOUT.

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