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Christian Zinck

German punchcutter who ran the Christian Zinck foundry in Wittenberg. Most of his work was done in the early part of the 18th century, when he supplied matrices to the Leipzig-based foundry B.C. Breitkopf. Zinck was born in Leipzig in 1698, and moved ca. 1720 to Wittenberg. Examples taken from the Norstedt foundry in Stockholm which had acquired some of the matrices: Colonel Fractur No22 and Nonpareil Fractur No23, Grobe Mittel No1, Grobe Mittel No2, Kleine Mittel Schrift No1, Petit Gammal Schwabach, Tertia Antiqua, Tertia Antiqua.

Christian Zinck had a son, Johann Ludwig Zinck, b. 1728, Wittenberg. He moves in 1752 to Berlkin, where he was in charge of Fredrik II's type foundry and died in 1770. Christian Gottlob Zinck started a type foundry in 1764 in Augsburg, where he died in 1778.

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file name: Christian Zinck Colonel Fractur No22 Nonpareil Fractur No23 early18thcentury


file name: Christian Zinck Grobe Mittel No1 18th Century


file name: Christian Zinck Grobe Mittel No2 18th Century


file name: Christian Zinck Kleine Mittel Schrift No1 early18thcentury


file name: Christian Zinck Petit Gammal Schwabach before1739


file name: Christian Zinck Tertia Cursiv before1739


file name: Christian Zinck Tertia Fraktur No2 before1739


file name: Christian Zinck Tertia Antiqua before1739


file name: Christian Zinck Tertia Antiqua before1739b







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