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Fonderie Turlot

Big Paris-based foundry, with an extensive factory. Their work can be found in Caractères de labeurs de la fonderie A. Turlot (rue de Rennes, 128, Paris [ca.1896?]), Filets (Paris, 128, rue de Rennes, [ca.1898?]), Spécimen des caractères anciens de la fonderie Turlot (Paris, 1885, and PDF file; see also this PDF file) and Réglure. Fonderie Ch. Derriey, A. Turlot, successeur (rue de Rennes, 142, Paris [1880]). See also "Caractères de labeurs de la fonderie A. Turlot" (1896).

In 1880, they had acquired the Fonderie Charles Derriey. The major specimen book, Spécimen général de la fonderie Turlot, Henri Chaix, gendre, et cie successeurs (1910, 508 pages) [see also here] seems to indicate that the foundry was sold to Henri Chaix in 1910. The latter book is comprehensive. The "Néo-Didot" series mentions Fonderie J.-V. Éon, Turlot, successeur. Other niceties: "signes mathématiques", signes divers, the "Javanaises" (oriental simulation fonts, p. 103), the gorgeous vignettes (ex.: hibou, Japonaise, Nénuphar, Galvanos Modernes), and the hilarious "silhouettes reclames". This book has many illustrations of the start of the art nouveau style. Finally, in 1914, they published Spécimen Général (1914, Fonderie Turlot, Henri Chaix et cie, Paris: 454 pages).

Scan of the caps typeface Lettrines Renaissance. Scans from the 1885 specimen book: Elzevir No. 3, Elzevir No. 3, Filets Elzeviriens, Gothiques blanches, Initiales Elzeviriens.

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file name: Fonderie Turlot Specimen General 1914


file name: Turlot Lettrines Renaissance


file name: Turlot Cover Page 1885


file name: Turlot Elzevir No3 1885


file name: Turlot Elzevir No3 1885b


file name: Turlot Elzevir No3 1885c


file name: Turlot Elzevir No3 1885d


file name: Turlot Specimen Caracteres Anciens 1885 Elzevir A Bas De Casse Corps56


file name: Turlot Specimen Caracteres Anciens 1885 Elzevir Anglais Corps11


file name: Turlot Specimen Caracteres Anciens 1885 Elzevir No3 Corps28


file name: Turlot Specimen Caracteres Anciens 1885 Elzevir No3 Corps9


file name: Turlot Filets Elzeviriens 1885


file name: Turlot Gothiques Blanches 1885


file name: Turlot Specimen Caracteres Anciens 1885 Gothiques Blanches


file name: Turlot Specimen Caracteres Anciens 1885 Gothiques Blanches


file name: Turlot Initiales Elzeviriens 1885


file name: Turlot Specimen Caracteres Anciens 1885 Initiales Elzeviriennes


file name: Turlot Specimen Caracteres Anciens 1885 Cover







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