Besides the demonstration of an Intertype type-casting machine given by Alfred Biliet, we had one more special event - typecasting with Monotype. The Monotype Super Caster was operated by Patrick Goossens and our special guest Ed Donovan who came over from UK for a couple of days. As the museum don't have enough type for educational purposes (schools, workshops etc) it was decided to cast Victoria Titling 30pt, using matrices from Patrick Goossens' collection. This font was designed by Monotype design studio. The casting session went from casting the wide type to smaller and after 2 days of testing the freshly cast Victoria Titling was ready to use. It was a fascinating process to witness.
"In 1885, the American inventor Tolbert Lanston applied for a patent on a typesetting system which included the basic Monotype keyboard, but which produced a printing surface through a cold-stamping method. In 1890, he filed a subsequent patent which covered the Monotype caster.
In 1897, the Lanston Monotype Corporation opened a branch in England, which later became an independent company."