Wait... do you mean, typeballs? I am not versed on the Selectric lingo.
James: Very cool collection! The script looks fantastic. Plus, your OCR is far prettier than the one I have. Strikethru: Oh yes, typeballs. Or "elements," if ya wanna get fancy. Of course you would be more familiar with them if you relented and acquired a Selectric...
That's just plain fun. Pretty script you've got there, and the old English is exquisite.
So, uh, James, does this mean that now you have a lot of balls?(Could. Not. Resist.)
And- if you're interested in the pre-wordprocessing language of graphic design, "font" meant the "pitch," or the size of the type (10pt, 16pt, etc.). The different kinds of alphabets were known as a "typestyle," or a "typeface" (such as Baskerville, Garamond, Helvetica, etc.) I always loved Gill Sans. I studied typesetting just a few years before nobody needed a typesetter anymore! We used phototypositors in art college- just before they disappeared (in the early 90s) from print shops. In typesetting lingo, you "composed with type." I wonder if IBM Selectrics had an element with the typeface, "Park Avenue." Very classy look!
The OCR typeface is very similar to one Remington called Art Gothic back in the '30s. And admittedly, Old English (Textur?) is much more readable to English-speakers than Fraktur.
Love the "Old English" and Greek! If only they did Caroline miniscule . . .