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Mein Kampf set in lead type

Article about: by Walkwolf ... Can you actually make a printing block from hot lead ! ? ! Or would you use existing type and set it yourself ? I can. I have quiet some different matrixes , even one type th

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    Hello all,
    Recently I ran into someone who showed me a block of lead type and claimed it was a page from Mein Kampf. I cannot read German, so I have no idea what it read. However, I read online that all the lead type to Mein Kampf was melted down after the war so a democratic newspaper could be printed. Could it be possible that some did not get destroyed and this persons claim is valid?

    Elmo

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    I think there could be a slight chance! Any way to post some pictures??

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    He let me take one picture and here it is. I laid a ruler beside it for scale. The block of type is held together by a cord wrapped around the perimeter. It was also wrapped inside of the yellowish paper that it's setting on.
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    How intresting,not only do you have to read German you have to read it in a merror or slather some ink on it and some how print it.Very intresting!!!!

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    I would have to run down my files to see if I had similar pictures, but I just had some minor surgery to one hand and it hurts like hell.
    I would just leave you thise quick message.
    Stay away from it, i can make you dozens of those similar lead block's.
    I"ll be back asap to tell you more or to make you one as soon as I recovered!!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Very interesting thread! I look forward to hearing more.

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    Quote by operaman View Post
    How intresting,not only do you have to read German you have to read it in a merror or slather some ink on it and some how print it.Very intresting!!!!
    It looks as though someone may have already tried that.
    There is some ink staining on the wrapping paper.

    I would think there were many different editions published,
    and it would be interesting to try and match it up to an
    original book, or just roll some ink on and press it
    to a sheet of paper to see if it actually is a page
    from Mein Kampf !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    It looks as though someone may have already tried that.
    There is some ink staining on the wrapping paper.

    I would think there were many different editions published,
    and it would be interesting to try and match up a page
    from an original book ............... !
    Hey Steve,

    not difficult at all.
    Tell me the page you want and I 'll make you the lead blok.
    You can even choose your letter type!!
    Among the different interests I have, old printing machines are one of them.
    I think I mentioned and posted some pictures before.
    Always willing to buy some more any where in the world, so if have spotted some please let me know.
    I am just adding some pictures I easely found, mostely taken when picked up, just before getting in to the warehouse.
    What I found is on the first picture some machines ready to go somewhere in Holland.
    The second one also in Holland an old german printing machine.
    And the third is some machines we picked up in the UK , the cupboard you see at the end(of the lorry, so the front of the picture....) is one where lead characters are kept in...
    But we got a machine (+/- 1920) that makes characters ,transformated so it is operated from my PC.
    It still takes some human presence when the characters are formed. And lead can be heavy.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    The 'title page' would be nice !

    I know there was a photo of Hitler at the beginning of each of these books,
    but it would require colour separation - one of those would be great too !

    Can you actually make a printing block from hot lead ! ? !
    Or would you use existing type and set it yourself ?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
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    Can you actually make a printing block from hot lead ! ? !
    Yes.
    That is why I don't believe in the authenticity of most documents.
    So easy to do.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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