Guess what? It was advertised in The Inland Printer of August 1894 by the mysterious, short-lived National TF (also in Chicago), which is not documented by Annenberg.³ Once I “turned over this rock,” all sorts of interesting wiggly things crawled out…
Stay tuned for more about these exciting discoveries!
¹Loy, W.E. (1898–1900): Designers and Engravers of Type. In The Inland Printer, June 1899.
²Johnston, A.M.; Saxe, S.O. [Editors] (2009): William E. Loy|Nineteenth-Century American Designers and Engravers of Type, page 105. Oak Knoll Books (New Castle, DE).
³Annenberg, M.; Saxe, S.O. [Editors]; Lieberman, E.K. [Index](1994): Type Foundries of America and Their Catalogs. Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE.