This typecast was written Tuesday, and since then I’ve been inundated with raw scans and a spreadsheet put together by TypesHalfSpaces. A vertitable treasure trove of information on the RaRo type foundry, which I have not had time yet to process. However, look for a big reveal on Georg Sommeregger’s blog soonish regarding the RaRo foundry catalogs. I think we’ll be learning a great deal more about the foundries and the typefaces they supplied to typewriter manufacturers in very short order. :D
UPDATE: and here it is: RaRo: Alfred Ransmayer & Albert Rodrian
And one last teaser: We may soon be getting high-quality scans of ‘Liste der Herstellungsdaten deutscher und auslaendischer Schreibmaschinen’: 1941, 1950, 1953 and 1962 from TypesHalfSpaces and her source in the Netherlands. There might even be more material we as yet don’t know about lurking up there in the frozen North.
Stay tuned for more, including the exciting changes in store for the Typewriter Database’s second year…