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July 31, 2015 at 10:52 AM #23030

Alan Jay Prescott

I have started to revive this face and am requesting any specimens that might exist from anyone. It may have already been revived somewhere, but I can’t find it. Thanks!


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August 1, 2015 at 1:36 AM #23031

Robert

To Miss Anna:
Here are some specimens of Black Cap for Mr. Alan Prescott, scanned from a book entitled Handbook of Early Advertising Art: Typographical Volume by Clarence P. Hornung which is a Dover Publication first published in 1947, second publication in 1953, and third publication in 1956, the third publication is the source I scanned the specimens of Black Cap from.

Yours truly,
Robert


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August 1, 2015 at 5:14 AM #23034

Anna
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August 1, 2015 at 5:49 AM #23039

Anna

BlackCapWilliam E. Loy writes that Black Cap was designed and cut by Charles H. Beeler Jr. for MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan.¹ The earliest-known commercial specimen was advertised in the January 1891 edition of The Inland Printer, so he probably created it in 1890.

The MSJ ad and catalog of 1892 do not claim a design patent, and none has been found. After the merger in 1892, ATF showed it in 1897 and 1898 with an apparently erroneous notice. Unfortunately, lack of a full alpha-numeric patent exhibit means that certain glyphs may not be available today.

Preliminary Specimens

¹Loy, W.E.: Designers and Engravers of Type. In The Inland Printer 24:417, December 1899.


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August 1, 2015 at 1:13 PM #23052

Alan Jay Prescott

Black Cap has been revived as Blackguard PDS Roman. Flickr specimen follows. Thanks once again to Robert and Anna for helpful materials. The J and X appear to be unavailable, so I have created plausible glyphs with an alternate X as well as a question mark and bang:

BlackguardPDS


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September 15, 2015 at 4:27 AM #23854

jch02140

Hi Alan,

I found a specimen which has “&” in it… May be you can add it in?


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