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September 10, 2015 at 6:29 AM #23687

jch02140

Ensign from Farmer (1882). Any more info on this type?

I have a 1 line specimen attached.


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September 13, 2015 at 3:12 AM #23780

Anna
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September 13, 2015 at 1:56 PM #23811

jch02140

Thanks for the extensive info, Ms Anna.

I am curious are there any commercial showing or patent exhibits exists?
Would love to see more specimen of this typeface if available…


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September 13, 2015 at 5:30 PM #23812

George

There is a poor quality scan of the original patent application available through the Google Patents web site. It is Design Patent D012890 (or maybe D0012890). It shows the complete alphabet, numbers and punctuation.

[EDIT] — Don’t bother looking for the scan. I just checked it online and the quality is so poor it is unusable. It looked better on the paper copy I had from the original library disk made years ago — but even that isn’t really suitable.


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September 14, 2015 at 5:43 AM #23822

Anna

@jch02140

I added a few more Farmer catalog specimens to the flickr album.

@George

Hi George—it’s good to see you hanging out here again!


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September 14, 2015 at 8:20 AM #23844

jch02140

Hi George,

I am interested with the version of specimen you have. If you don’t mind uploading it.


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September 19, 2015 at 10:42 PM #24091

George

@jch02140 — You asked for it, you got it! Don’t think it’s that usable though. I wish I had a better one for you…

http://tinyurl.com/omc3gee


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September 20, 2015 at 4:42 PM #24171

jch02140

@George

Thank you for the specimen. It seems like a hard paper copy of the patent exhitbit shows at the USPTO website. It is a bit more clear nonetheless…. Too bad about the details still.


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September 20, 2015 at 7:35 PM #24173

George

It is a xerox of a laser printed copy printed directly from the USPTO disks which used to be available at any US Library which is a government records repository. They had complete collections on DVD (proprietary format, I think) provided by the USPTO of the scans from the original patent papers. Some patent drawings have disappeared over the years so are still missing. Those same DVDs are available at certain regional government repositories also.


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September 29, 2015 at 8:37 PM #24619

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