A Merry Typewriter Day To All, And To All A Good Night! munk June 23, 2013 From the Desk of Reverend Munk 13 Comments Bill Wahl installs Drago’s fresh new platen at his shop on Main Street. Bill’s Olympia Model 8, a popular machine at the last Type-In. Old Man Monsen, the crazy-eyed. The first 1/3rd of the book is all period printing trade advertising and pages of useful information for typographers and printers. That’s right TWO Thousand Type Specimens of commercially popular fonts and ligatures/engravings from the Roaring 20’s. I suspect that Dover books ripped off the Monson Type Manual pretty heavily for clip art. Random Gibberrish that sometimes pours out onto a machine as it sits quietly awaiting the fingers… The Monsen Type Manual of 1961 was a 2-volume 1,500 page monster. Some more info on the Monsen Type Manual.