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October 2, 2014 at 5:41 AM #16466

Anna

OliphantThis dazzling vertical script was designed and cut by German immigrants/US citizens Max Rosenow and Julius Schmol. They patented it in June–September 1895 and assigned the rights to Barnhart Bros. and Spindler [USPTO D24699].

Oliphant was reviewed and advertised in The Inland Printer of September 1895 and shown extensively. The tradename may refer to a Highland Scottish Clan, specifically to Margaret Oliphant [1828–1897], a novelist and historical writer of the day.

Preliminary Specimensflickr images
Working Specimens
Patent Exhibit. Full dual-case alphabets, numerals, punctuation, &$?!
Multiple commercial showings.


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October 4, 2014 at 8:41 PM #16623

Robert

To Miss Anna:

Did you know Oliphant was renamed Advertisers Upright Script in 1925 and shown in their 1925 Barnhart Brothers & Spindler Specimen book. It is also shown in Mac McGrew’s American Metal Typefaces of the 20th Century.

Yours truly,
Robert


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October 5, 2014 at 2:30 AM #16625

Anna

Hi Robert,

I try NOT to know about type after World War I <LOL>! So I’m glad that YOU know and took the time to record this history for future researchers.

Thanks! Oliphant has been revived by Jim Spiece.


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