|Harley's dog Champ looking for Harley while
Harley was stationed in Korea.
|Evelyn Bell (Harley's mom) with Champ outside the
14th street shop after having new siding installed
circa late 50s
The Bell Type and Rule Company has been
family owned and operated since 1932. The
monotype on the left is still in operation today
making hand set, foundry type, fonts.
The company's first home was located in Long
Beach, CA in the basement of a building where
the Bell's rented an apartment. During that
time the only means of picking up metal was to
use the family car and tie the barrels of metal
to the bumper.
|On 14th street in Los Angeles the Bells, lived above the shop. Above photo is
Harley standing in front of the shop on 14th street.
|The type foundry in the basement
|Snow falls in 1956 at 14th street
|Carl Bell in 1947 in 29 Palms
|Copyright 2009 - 2011 Bell Type. All rights reserved.
Bell Type 1128 east eleventh street, los angeles, ca 90021
|69th street in Los Angeles was the next stop for
Bell Type & Rule Company. Below is an original of
Carl Bell's business card
note there was only six numbers in the phone number
Bell Type & Rule Co.
The Type Foundry
1932 - 2012
|Leads and Slugs Spaces Ludlow Typesetting Monotype Composition for:
Letterpress Letterpress Printing Letterpress Invitations
Foil Stamping Book Binding Imprinting Hot foil stamping Imprinting Scrap Books
Imprinted Ribbon Letterpress Cards Letterpress
|BELL TYPE & RULE COMPANY
Type Foundry & Commercial Printing
|Home Site Map About Bell Type LA Type Founders
T y p e
Anonymity of Foundry Type Letter & Line Spacing
Foundry Type Showing Foundry Type Showing Pg. 2 Foundry Type Showing Pg 3 Foundry Type Showing Pg 4 for Book Binding
Ludlow Typesetting pg 2 Ludlow Typesetting pg 3 Ludlow Typesetting pg 4
Hot Foil Stamping Equipment Machinery and Supplies
Franklin Imprint Machine Company Franklin Manufacturing Duracase Type
Kingsley Machine Company Kingsley Machine Company Pg 2 Kingsley Machine Company Pg 3
Kwikprint Kwikprint in 1962 Kwikprint Placement of Type In the Equipment
HOWARD Hot Foil Stamping Machine Howard Hot Foil Imprinting Equipment Attachments Howard Foil Stamping Type Holders
Lotus Letterpress & Commercial Printing Co.
The Letterpress Print Shop
Letterpress Shop pg2 Letterpress Gallery Letterpress Gallery pg 2 Foil Stamping Gallery
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Here's Harley in Korea