Amsterdam Type foundry

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The Type foundry Amsterdam (Dutch: Lettergieterij Amsterdam) was a Dutch type foundry that contributed a number of original type designs early in the 20th century. It eventually became a division of Tetterode. On October 1, 2000, Tetterode transferred the rights for all of its typefaces to Linotype.[1]

Lettergieterij Amsterdam
IndustryType foundry
Founded1851 Edit this on Wikidata
FounderNicolaas Tetterode Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersAmsterdam, The Netherlands

In the 20th century only two major typefoundries survived in the Netherlands. In Haarlem the old typefoundry of Koninklijke Enschedé & Zonen was their competitor. In order to divide the market, these firms kept a certain difference in type-height. Amsterdam: 66 + 1/24 point Didot, and Enschedé: 66 - 1/24 point Didot. Enough to prevent the combined use of their type.


Foundry TypeEdit

These foundry types were produced by the Type foundry Amsterdam:[2][3]

Cold TypeEdit

These designs were produced by the Type foundry Amsterdam for photocomposition:


  1. ^ "Tetterode". MyFonts. 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  2. ^ Jaspert, W. Pincus, W. Turner Berry and A.F. Johnson. The Encyclopedia of Type Faces. Blandford Press Lts.: 1953, 1983, ISBN 0-7137-1347-X, p. 2408-249
  3. ^ Choice of Modern types, second revised edition, character proof of Lettergieterij Amsterdam, (no date)