I have begun reviving this outstanding beauty, a toughie for several reasons, but unique. There are many missing glyphs from my collection, however, so I would very much appreciate anything besides the Inland Printer specimens. Thanks to all!
The first known commercial specimen was published in the January 1891 edition of The Inland Printer. It was still shown in the final Bruce catalog of 1901. In the same year, V.B. Munson, a long-time Bruce executive and successor to the family’s business since D.W. Bruce’s retirement in 1890, finally sold the TF to ATF.
No 20th-century tradename for this face assigned by such collectors as T.J. Lyons nor D.X. Solo has been identified.
Thanks to the both of you for specimens. I was missing the j,q,x,z in caps and lower case, 3,4,7; and you have supplied the ampersand, bang and several others. Awesome. Stand by in the next couple days for complete revival.
Black Ornamented No. 544 has been revived as Blackminster PDS Roman. It is hard to believe no one revived this outstanding and delicate blackletter. Thanks for the invaluable samples. There was some guesswork and I’ve created a few more glyphs to round out the letterform. Flickr specimen below: