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January 6, 2014 at 12:53 PM #6899

Alan Jay Prescott

1894, Central Type Foundry

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

June 2, 2014 at 4:31 AM #10320


Central/ATF St. Louis Mid-Gothic, Hansen Medium Gothic No. 7Sorry… The extensive response to this topic that I wrote a week or two ago is lost somewhere in a quagmire of things that recently went wrong with the management system for Replies. If it doesn’t turn up when this technical headache is cured, I may decide to rewrite it if interest is expressed.

In the meantime:

  • The short answer is that this face is beyond my research scope, so I’m not aware of a digital revival.
  • The long answer supports the theory that John F. Cumming, the only known type cutter in New England since 1891, quit employment by ATF Boston in late 1896, became a freelancer and cut an indistinguishable copy introduced by the H.C. Hansen TF (Boston) in 1902.

According to Mullen [144] and McGrew [217], Mid-Gothic was designed and cut in 1892 by Nicholas J. Werner for the Central TF or perhaps ATF St. Louis.


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