Antique DeLittle wooden type, produced either in the late 19th century or early 20th century.
DeLittle's No. 46; 48 Cicero / 21,6 cm / 8.53"
7 digits available: 0, 3, 6/9, 6/9, 7, 8, 8
If you'd like to buy all of them, please send us a message, and we'll give you a discount on the whole lot.
Type height: 0.918 inches (23.3 mm), but the current type height stands at ~23,2 mm, probably due to the prior use.
“In 1888, Robert [Duncan] DeLittle set up his woodletter factory in York, and became the largest and most innovative manufacturer of wood type in this country. His market was primarily large sizes of poster types, used in the theatre, the countryside and politics.” — The Type Archive
“Robert James DeLittle was grandson of the founder, was the last owner and operator of the last wood type manufacturer in England.” — David Shields
This is a used item. Signs of wear and age (please see the photos, send a message for more)
Overall condition: good (for its age)
Sold as it is.