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Schelter and Giesecke Type Foundry

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Former type  Aktiengesellschaft
Founded  1819
Headquarters  Leipzig, Germany
Industry  Type foundry
Defunct  1946
Founder  Johann Schelter, Christian Giesecke

J.G. Schelter & Giesecke was a German type foundry and manufacturer of printing presses started 1819 in Leipzig by punchcutter Johann Schelter and typefounder Christian Giesecke. The foundry was one of the first to cast Grotesque typefaces, offering perhaps the first sans-serif type face with lower-case letters as early as 1825. The foundry was nationalized in 1946 by the new German Democratic Republic, forming Typoart, Dresden.

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Typefaces

These foundry types were produced by Schelter & Giesecke:

Press Manufacturing

Beginning in 1827 Schelter & Giesecke manufactured letterpress presses, cylinder proof presses and platen presses; and after World War I also of web-fed, letterpress and flexo printing presses.

References

Schelter & Giesecke Type Foundry Wikipedia


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