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Fonderie du sieur Delacolonge [Louis Delacolonge]

French foundry in Lyon, est. 1720 by Alexandre de Lacolonge. The foundry was run by his widow, veuve de Lacolonge, from before 1742 until 1754, and by the widow and her son from 1754-1766. In 1766, Louis Delacolonge took the reins and ran the foundry until some time after 1789. Their specimen appeared in The Type Specimen of Delacolonge. Les caractères et les vignettes de la fonderie du sieur Delacolonge (Lyon, 1773).

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file name: Louis Delacolonge Specimen Book Cover 1773







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