Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece

Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece

Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece
Large Rare Early Antique 3.33″ 20-Line 240-Point Gothic XXX Treble Extra Condensed Letterpress Wood Type, Large Beautiful Set Of 143 Pieces, 1860s To Early 1900s, Unmarked Sans Serif Lineal Display Typeface, Full Uppercase Cap & Number Sets, Some Punctuation & Special Characters, End Cut, 20 Pica 3 11/32″ Font, cf. Page Gothic XXX Condensed, Hamilton No. 97, Morgans & Wilcox Gothic XXX Condensed. Wilcox, James Edward Hamilton, More, Over 4,000 Pieces Total! Please View Our Other Auctions Here. There are a total of 143 pieces: a complete uppercase letter set, a complete number set, and some punctuation/special characters. We believe it can be compared to several typefaces found in early wood type catalogs: the Wm. Gothic Treble Extra Condensed Class C wood type found on p. 25 of the 1878 specimen book Specimens of Wood Type Manufactured by the Wm. Page Wood Type Co. 97 Class L Gothic found on p. 14; or the Morgans & Wilcox Gothic XXX Condensed Class L found on p. 12 of the 1890 Condensed Specimen Book of Wood Type Manufactured by Morgans & Wilcox Manfg Co. One of the differences we noticed between our specimen and the ones noted above is the angle and transition of the spine as seen with the letter S (the catalog specimens all have smoother curves while this one has a more angular transition). Also, the letter R in each of the catalog specimens has a slight curve at the foot of the leg, whereas the leg of the R in this set is straight. It is a sans serif typeface that we believe dates between the 1860s and the early 1900s based on the other type specimens it was found with (see our other listings to view the entire collection and the original type cabinet in which this set was housed). We welcome any information that might help us to definitively identify the maker. As would be expected, the set overall exhibits wear appropriate with its age with individual pieces varying in condition, and some or all of them having some or all of the following: general wear, chips, scratches, nicks, dents, gouges, edge wear, dirty and/or stained areas, marks, discoloration, vestigial ink, adhered paper remnants on reverse, etc. We are unsure as to what type of wood the set is made from. The set weighs roughly 7 lbs 2 oz. This 143-piece antique set of 20-line 3.33 Gothic Treble Extra Condensed letterpress wood type is sure to be a nice addition to your collection. This is one of many great items we currently have listed, including many more awesome sets of rare antique letterpress wood type: Heber Wells, William Page & Company, Morgans & Wilcox, Hamilton, more. View our other auctions here. We always do our best to satisfy our customers and work hard to offer excellent service. Your feedback is very important to us, and we welcome any comments or suggestions you might have to help us improve our service. The item “Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece” is in sale since Saturday, May 28, 2016. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Printing & Graphic Arts\Printing & Graphic Essentials\Type, Cuts & Printing Blocks”. The seller is “bensmumma” and is located in Sutton, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Large Antique 20 Line 3.33 Gothic XXX Condensed Letterpress Wood Type 143 Piece