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December 28, 2014 at 1:29 AM #21025


Lakeside ScriptNamed for an area of South Chicago bordering Lake Michigan, the design for this backhand beauty with plentiful alternates and ligatures was conceived and cut by Charles E. Heyer [1841–1897].

Since Barnhart Brothers & Spindler was not yet incorporated, he assigned patent rights to the three principals by name in November 1882; his application was approved about three months later [USPTO D13560].

The earliest commercial specimen examined was shown in three sizes by Palmer & Rey in 1884. By 1889, a fourth size was added; by 1893, two sizes of Lakeside No. 2. BBS discontinued it between the catalogs of 1907 (the last one known before ATF acquisition in 1911) and 1925 (the final one); ATF did not carry it.²

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

Preliminary Specimensflickr imagesWorking Specimens 

  • Patent Exhibit. Dual-case alphabets and numerals excluding certain glyphs, routine punctuation plus &$?!, original alternates.
  • Commercial Showings (10). Glyphs missing from patent exhibit, “updates” of some letters and numerals, additional alternates and ligatures.



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