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Specimens published by Australian type foundries, with the exception of F. T.Wimble's Australian Type Foundry of Sydney are exceedingly rare. It is the purpose of this paper to provide an insight into what was printed and distributed by Australian typefounders during the 19th century prior to Wimble's emergence as "Australia's only type foundry" in 1900. Of those items that survive onlyone as far as I know was printed as a specimen book. There are however single sheet specimens of various dates, and while others may not be considered as type specimens there survive also proofs, "smokes," and secondary samples that are clearly identified by the publisher as being the products of particular foundries. The newspapers of the day provides evidence of type specimens, now lost, that are worthy of further discussion, especially when the printer of the specimen is known, and the types in question was put on public display. Examples occur where the book or newspaper concerned drew attention to the fact that part, if not the whole of the publication concerned was printed from colonial type.The remaining source of information about Australian made type before 1900 is to be gleaned from specimen books that reprinted samples of earlier castings in their inventory and republished them from about 1880 until 1910.
Finally a 1902 specimen (not Wimble's, not Sydney) survives. Turningto the 20th century, due respect will be paid to F. T. Wimble's specimen.