March Open Museum Hours

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 | No Comments

Our March 17th Open Hours were full of productive work at the C.C. Stern Type Foundry: (clockwise from left) Jeff Shay restoring the Material Maker, Chris Chen working on the keyboards, Ivan Snyder cleaning Composition Mat holders. Other things that were happening: Connie finished entering the composition mat info for items we have currently unpacked, […]

Fixing old machines is always an adventure

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 | No Comments

I’ve been reflecting on some of the mini-projects it took to get the Orphan Annie working again. These projects, which always are about problem solving and sometimes are also about inventing creative solutions, are as much a part of the “working” aspect of our Foundry museum as are the routine maintenance tasks and machine operation.

Jim Rimmer’s Tom Sawyer available for purchase

Posted by on Jan 31, 2010 | No Comments

I wanted to follow up on my earlier post about Jim Rimmer’s inspiration to the Type Foundry. To create The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Jim Rimmer designed and made a new metal font using type foundry equipment, such as the Monotype Composition Caster, that we are working to preserve—and preserving to work for other artists. […]

Inspiration in a homemade, hand cast font

Posted by on Jan 24, 2010 | No Comments

I was thinking about how the C.C. Stern Type Foundry can play a role in advancing the art of the printed word, and found a bit of inspiration from our friend Jim Rimmer and his limited edition The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Here’s an excerpt from an article in Parenthesis, The Journal of the Fine […]