Bodoni produced in metal by American Type Founders Company, a consortium set up in 1892 in New Jersey to unite twenty-three American type foundries, represented a forefather of Bodonian typefaces in the twentieth century, which in turn prompted a long series of other redesigns.
In 1907 Morris Fuller Benton – son of Linn Boyd Benton, inventor of the pantograph, an engraving machine – set up ATF Bodoni. This redesign can be considered closer to interpretation than philological reconstruction, since Benton introduced numerous new elements. Among them there is a certain tendency towards geometrization and symmetry, as well as the introduction of angular rather than curvilinear joints.