Metal Stamped Type

These were at a view point in Mammoth, CA. I used to set type into horse shoes with a hammer at a historic blacksmith shop leaving a mark similar to these. I used metal dies with reversed letters and I would pound them onto the shoes with a 4 pound sledge hammer. It took a while to get used to it, but eventually I could get through several class lists without anyone getting hurt (sometimes the die shot out of my hand).