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The techniques steel, copper, wood engraving and electrotyping were applied to type founding in various ways.

Besides lead types manufactured in Australia other classes of typographic material were produced. The electrotype process (used by Thitchener to make matrices for type and electrotype blocks and ornaments) was also employed by a number of printers and printers’ furnishers to copy and distribute electrotypes taken from wood engraved blocks. In Sydney John Sands and F.T. Wimble identified their blocks by stamping them with their trade names. In Melbourne Azzoppardi & Markby did the same. However, John May (Walker May & Co.) is believed to have introduced electrotyping and stereotyping into Victoria first. Walker May & Co. was awarded a first-class certificate for electrotyping at the 1861 Exhibition and a silver medal in 1872-3. In 1877 Mason Firth & McCutcheon advertised that they too were engaged in electrotyping and had a ‘Complete Stereotyping Department.’ So by 1880 at least three Melbourne firms were making electrotypes.

FT Wimble Type Comparison Chart

Wimble Name Similar to or original name Foundry Name
Lining Roman No. 1 Lining Roman No. 1 Stephenson Blake
Lining Roman Italic Lining Roman Italic Figgins
Lining Ronaldson O. S. Lining Ronaldson O. S. ATF
Titling No. 1. Titling No. 6. Figgins
Titling No. 5. Titling No. 6. Figgins
Christchurch series Cheltenham series ATF
Oceanic Shaded Antique Shaded ATF
Katoomba Text Inland Copper Plate ATF
Lining Dunedin Cushing ATF
Sydney O. S. Della Robbia ATF
Sydney O. S. Westminster Stephenson Blake
Sydney O. S. Light Della Robbia Light ATF
Canberra O. S. & series Century O. S. & series ATF
Fremantle O. S. Bullfinch ATF
Myola Italic Authors Roman Ital. ATF
Ballarat John Handcock Barnhart Bros. & Spindler
Ballarat Condensed John Handcock Condensed Barnhart Bros. & Spindler
Carr Bold Florentine Bold ATF
Lining Antique No. 2 Lining Antique No. 2 ATF
De Vinne Series De Vinne Series ATF
Kogorah Recherche Stephenson Blake
Adelaide Ronde Parisienne Ronde Stephenson Blake
Commercial Italic Commercial Italic Stephenson Blake
Bradley Bradley ATF
Austral Text Eng. Old English ATF
Ulmarra Text Wedding Text ATF
Auckland Gothic Gothic 519 ATF
Eden Lining Gothic    
Perth Eng. Gothic Copperplate Gothic ATF
Kosciuko Spartan Stephenson Blake
Eventone Title Monotone Title ATF
Commercial Roman Copperplate Roman ATF
Aust. Mercantile Mercantile ATF
Heavy Title Litho Card Litho. ATF
Light Title Litho Card Litho. Light ATF
Wimbledon Gothic Grotesque No. 4 Miller & Richard
Wimbledon Gothic Italic Grotesque No. 4 Italic Miller & Richard
Tasmanian Expanded Grotesque No. 6 Miller & Richard
Westralian Gothic Sans Serif No. 7 Miller & Richard
Condensed Gothic No. 523 Condensed Gothic No. 523 ATF
Melbourne Gothic Sans Serif No. 7 Stephenson Blake
Bathurst Sans Gothic Condensed John Haddon
Findley Extra Condensed Globe Gothic Condensed ATF
News Gothic Ext. Condensed News Gothic Ext. Condensed ATF
Hobart Italic Sans Condensed Sans Italic Stephenson Blake
Cairns Gothic Lining Gothic 544 ATF
Brisbane Gothic Elzever Gothic ATF
Bendigo Text Typo Text ATF
Geelong Shaded Engravers Shaded ATF
Parramatta Shaded Title Shaded Litho. ATF
Graphic Script Edwardian Script  
Art Script Georgian Script  
Elegant Script Society Script Stephenson Blake
Australian Script Imperial Script Stephenson Blake
Darwin Series Parsons Series ATF
Scholastic Schoolbook ATF
Wentworth Series Cooper Black Series ATF
Wentworth Open Cooper Hilite ATF
Blaxland Boston Breton ATF
Otago Series Cloister Series ATF
Jenolan O. S. Series Goudy O. S. Series ATF
Borders and Ornaments
Sydney Old Style Ornaments Della Robbia Ornaments ATF
  Westminster Ornaments Stephenson Blake
Wallerain Initials Source unknown  
Wellington Border The Garland Ornament Stephenson Blake
Graystone Borders Renaissance Borders Stephenson Blake
  Engravers Border ATF
Darwin Borders Plaid Borders Stephenson Blake
Macedon Border Tablet Border Stephenson Blake
Camberwarra Border Manx Border Stephenson Blake
12pt. Quickset Border No. 642 Linear Border ATF
Fremantle Borders Bullfinch Borders ATF
Quickset Border Nos. 626, 633 Panel Borders ATF
Canberra Borders Century Borders ATF
Bischoff Borders Times Borders ATF
Burwah Borders Herald Borders ATF