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January 6, 2014 at 12:17 PM #6886

Alan Jay Prescott

1889, Lindsay Type Foundry

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


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January 6, 2014 at 4:30 PM #6925

Anna

Another nice one not done AFAIK! Elizabeth was patented by Henry Brehmer in March-April 1891, so the “pending” notices displayed in 1889 were not (yet) true… The USPTO specimen is of dual-case Elizabeth with numerals and punctuation, so it looks like Brehmer added to Katherine between the Inland Printer ads you saw in Annenberg’s Journey. BTW the three ornaments shown in the commercial specimens were also patented.


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January 7, 2014 at 11:34 AM #6964

Alan Jay Prescott

Thank you, Sleuth Anna. I love this face, so Katy Liza’s kiss is on my list.


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May 15, 2014 at 11:55 PM #9594

Anna

Katherine=ElizabethAs I added this pair to the Status of Revivals Table, I noticed some very strange things that escaped me before:

The Lindsay TF advertised caps-only Katherine in the Inland Printer of May 1889. The dual case version, Elizabeth, was advertised in the October edition by Barnhart Brothers & Spindler(!) as the manufacturer. Both ads display identical patent pending notices citing Lindsay.

In the meantime, Katherine was reviewed by The American Bookmaker in June 1889. The columnist remarks, “Few established offices will see an advantage in possessing this series, as their place is already filled, and they serve simply as duplications of other and longer made kinds.”

Even so, Brehmer’s application for design patent of dual-case Elizabeth, finally submitted in March 1891 (nearly two years after publication of apparently false pending notices), was approved promptly in April. The assignee is Burr Dauchy, owner of the Lindsay TF.


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August 2, 2015 at 2:55 PM #23054

Alan Jay Prescott

I have started to revive Katherine/Elizabeth and have some very good specimens, but I’d like any specimens that people might have in case there is missing punctuation, etc. This is a very lovely typeface and it’s surprising once again that no one has attempted it. It is a medium-difficulty letterform with interesting shapes that has been described in the past as “completely unnecessary” by a designer back in the 1800s.


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August 3, 2015 at 11:35 PM #23056

Anna
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August 4, 2015 at 8:39 PM #23079

Alan Jay Prescott

Katherine and Elizabeth have been revived as Katy Beth PDS. Thanks, as always, for great patent specimens that supplied ideas for otherwise impossible-to-find characters. Fickr specimen follows:

KatyBeth


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August 4, 2015 at 10:50 PM #23089

Anna

Wow—they just don’t make ’em like this anymore, huh? What a honey of a typeface. Rumpelstiltskin himself would be impressed. Thanks, Alan!


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