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1880s Indiana State Seal Foundry Printers Block C1796

8 x 8 pica ( 1 5/16 x 1 5/16 inches )

Although this early printer's type block depicts an Indiana State seal, versions of the seal have been in use since 1816. The elements are a woodsman, buffalo, sycamore trees, hills and a setting (or rising?) sun . Solid foundry cast alloy with electrotype copper face.

Foundry Marking: Foundry stamp on one end from MacKellar Smiths and Jordan Type Foundry, 1867 to 1892.