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January 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM #6896

Alan Jay Prescott

1891, MacKellar Smiths & Jordan

I am interested in reviving this face. Does anyone know whether this has been done?


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January 9, 2014 at 12:39 AM #6986

Anna

Another good choice—Giraffe has not been digitized AFAIK. It was designed and patented by Charles Beeler, Jr. in Jan-Feb 1891; he assigned the rights to MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan [USPTO D20563]. After the ATF merger of 1892, it was shown only once and then apparently discontinued

Preliminary Specimens

Besides the one published in The Inland Printer, July 1891:

Patent application for Giraffe, complete caps-only alphabet plus numerals
Catalog specimens of both faces, MSJ 1892 and ATF New York 1897

¹Tribby, D.M. (2003): Catalogs of the American Typefounders’ Company and Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, 1897-1971. American Amateur Press Association (www.aapainfo.org).


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July 12, 2015 at 3:07 PM #22811

Alan Jay Prescott

Giraffe has been revived as Gironde PDS. Thanks to the indomitable Anna for a patent specimen:

GirondePDS


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July 13, 2015 at 3:34 PM #22812

Alan Jay Prescott

Giraffe Extended has been revived as Gironde PDS Extended. Flickr sample below:

GirondeExtended


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July 17, 2015 at 9:59 PM #22824

Robert

Nicely done on this one.

Yours truly,
Robert


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July 18, 2015 at 2:46 AM #22825

Anna

Sometimes taking a break to “knock out a few no-brainers” can be very satisfying, huh? Thanks for preserving the easy ones as well as the killer tuffies. On a Type for Posterity Checklist, they are equally valued.


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October 28, 2015 at 5:28 PM #25589

jch02140

I recently found some images of full showing of the typefaces which have already completed by Mr. Alan. Should I still upload those images since these typefaces are already done?

There are full showing of Giraffe Extended, Black Cap. I will need to check what else is there…


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October 28, 2015 at 11:48 PM #25614

Anna

I would be glad to curate these specimens for future use as historical documentation of existing work by Alan and other THP partners. If you are willing to take the trouble, please transmit them to me privately as eMail attachments.

Thanks again for your valued service to The Type Heritage Project!


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October 29, 2015 at 7:07 AM #25627

jch02140
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October 30, 2015 at 1:16 AM #25646

Anna
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