Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc

Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc

Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc
Large Rare Early Antique 5-Line 60-Point Gothic Open Outline Extra Condensed Ornamented Beveled Spurred Letterpress Lead Type, Flared/Ornamented Group, Large Beautiful Set Of 250 Pieces, 1880s To Early 1900s, Unmarked Sans Serif Display Typeface, Full Uppercase Cap, Lowercase & Numbers Sets, Ligatures, Some Punctuation, Special Characters, 60 Or 66 Point 5 Pica Font, Open, Open Outline, And/ Or Double Outline Design. Wilcox, James Edward Hamilton, More, Please View Our Other Auctions Here. There are a total of 250 pieces: a complete uppercase letter set, a complete lowercase letter set, 3 ligatures (ff, fi, fl), a complete number set, and some punctuation/special characters. We have been unable to find a match, but our research leads us to believe the typeface could be generically classified as Gothic Open Outline Extra Condensed Ornamented. We are unsure what the standard terminology is for this style of type, but it is essentially a Gothic Extra Condensed body with an open ornamented outline cased a second positive outline, making it a double-outline font, and a beauty at that. We have found similar style specimens described as Open p. 28 of the 1878 specimen book Specimens of Wood Type Manufactured by the Wm. Page Wood Type Co. 29 of the 1872 Specimens of Vanderburgh, Wells & Cos Wood Type, Borders, Rules, &c. And/or Outline (again by Page in 1859, attributed by James McGill professor and font expert Luc Devroye, and other sources). We will continue trying to identify the typeface and will update the listing if we find any additional information. It is a decorated sans serif typeface that we believe dates between the 1880s and early 1900s based on the other type specimens it was found with (see our current and completed listings to view the entire collection and the original type cabinet in which this set was housed this was the only lead set in the collection with the remainder being wood type). We welcome any information that might help us to definitively identify the maker. Depending on how it is measured the type is either 60 or 66 points (60pt if measuring cap height of inner Gothic, 66pt is measuring cap height including outer ornamentation). 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, scratches, nicks, dents, gouges, edge wear, dirty and/or stained areas, marks, discoloration, vestigial ink, etc. The set weighs roughly 27 lbs. This 250-piece antique set of 5-line or 5.5-line Gothic Open Extra Condensed Ornamented letterpress lead type is sure to be a nice addition to your collection. This is one of many great items we currently have listed, including other awesome sets of rare antique letterpress type. 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 “Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc” is in sale since Saturday, June 04, 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.
Rare 60pt Gothic Open X Condensed Ornamented Beveled Letterpress Lead Type 250pc