Extra-Condensed Black

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December 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM #6580

Robert

This one was cast by the Bruce Type Foundry in 1869. I digitized it from the following sources:

Abridged Specimens of Printing Types Made at Bruce’s New York Type Foundry, 1869 Edition.
Specimens of Printing Types Made at Bruce’s New York Type Foundry, 1882, 1901 Editions.
Phillips’ Old-Fashioned Type Book by Frederick Nelson Phillips, 1945.
Archiv fur Buchdruckerkunst by Alexander Waldow, 1864-1900.

The name Nottingham Text is the name I gave it, plus adding a few swash characters:

Nottingham Text

Yours truly,
Robert


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January 19, 2015 at 11:59 PM #21487

Anna

Thanks for this masterful revival, Robert—your extras are super! Black Extra-Condensed was patented by Julius Herriet Sr. in 1869. He assigned the rights to David Wolfe Bruce [USPTO D3770].

Until the Trademark division of today’s USPTO was established in 1874, the Bruce TF named original faces. Thereafter, they switched to numbering them—probably to bypass additional fees for tradename registration.


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