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Foundry Winged Phoenix Printers Type Block

Size: 7.5 x 8 pica (1 x 1 inch)

Great old foundry type block that features a phoenix in a burning nest. A phoenix is a mythical bird with a tail of beautiful gold . It has a 600-800 year life-cycle, and near the end the phoenix builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. Foundry cast alloy with electrotype copper face letterpress printers type block.

Foundry Marking: None