Below are some of the weird items in my collection.
The above is an Italic Self Centering Stick I purchased / Horse traded with Paul Aken in IL From what I can find out it was commissioned by Tony Mickoweicz, a Ludlow mechanic in the Chicago area, many years ago for one of his customers. I have not seen another one in my
The above stick was given to me by James Parrish from his private collection.
There are no marks on it like it has never been used.
The above stick was given to me by James Parrish from his private collection. A mat can be put into it and cast at almost any angle. To keep this stick from squirting you have to fill in the extra space with blank space mats to form a solid area to cast from. I have seen a picture of one other like this from a gentleman
in England. The other stick casts on one end and has the inscription 24EM on it.
Otherwise they are the same. According to Jim Parrish there were not many made
as Ludlow thought they were too dangerous for the general public to use.
This stick is owned by Nicholas Smith from
The Rare Books Department - University Library - Cambridge
United Kingdom - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a special Ludlow Italic Double stick to cast Formal Script and Flair
Also a pair of Wedges to cast these mats in a standard stick
Such as a Self Centering Stick
The Formal Script and Flair also require special blank spaces