Traditional lithography didn’t suit every task, particularly when most printing was still done by letterpress and the music was to be mixed in with normal text such as hymn books. Printing blocks were the answer. They were the same height as the type used and could be incorporated into a normal letterpress job. The alternative was to set them in special music type, a more complex and sophisticated version of the early type. These are original French music type which were used and then stored for future re-use. These antique print blocks are in mint condition and measure approximately 7.5" x 5".