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I was just reading a handgun publication and inside there was a story about the Browning/Colt 1911 pistol. In this article, the author stated that among other companies, Lanston Monotype had a contract with the US Government to manufacture 1911's during WWII. Apparently their contract was cancelled before they made any.
This got me wondering if type foundries in the past have manufactured products other than type.
Anyone have any information about that?