Virtual Tour - Handcaster

Gutenberg designed a hand caster like this circa 1450. It is used to cast a single letter of moveable type from a mold or matrix.

Click the link to see a demonstration at the Crandall Historical Printing Museum of how a handcaster was used to cast moveable type for a Gutenberg printing press.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=u--84uPhNSU