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January 6, 2014 at 12:24 PM #6889

Alan Jay Prescott

1889, Marder, Luse

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

January 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM #6913


I don’t recognize it… It wasn’t patented, so it may be hard to find a complete charset. It reminds me of Fashion.

June 3, 2014 at 4:52 AM #10350


RivetI found another specimen of Rivet in the 1890 Marder Luse catalog with maybe a few glyphs you don’t have. Let me know if you want it:

Rivet Checklist

October 5, 2015 at 7:11 AM #24817


Specimen photographed by Nick Sherman (one of the ATF 1897 catalogs).

March 29, 2016 at 11:18 AM #27006


Hello Anna and Jay, I’m working on a type and would like to put a kind a rivet style in there. Unfortunatly, I have only this picture https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicksherman/16005800692 (in better quality, if you want it), I think you are the Anna who responded. I’m downloading the specimen that you talked about, but if you have over picture I could be nice. Thanks !


March 30, 2016 at 2:02 PM #27008


Hi Thomas, and welcome to The Type Heritage Project [THP]!

Over two years have passed since Alan [Jay] Prescott first expressed interest in reviving Rivet. He is committed to working exclusively with historically authentic glyphs. As you can see from the checklist above, several letters and numerals remain missing from this caps-only font.

Besides the one posted by Nick Sherman, I have these specimens extracted from PDFs in grayscale tiff format @1200 dpi:

  • Marder Luse ad, Inland Printer October 1889
  • Marder Luse 1890 Catalog
  • ATF/Chicago 1897 Catalog (the one posted by Nick)

If you want to tackle this project, I think it would be okay with Alan—his most recent work specializes in very ornate faces.

Since high-resolution working specimens are valuable, we do not post them in the forums. I will be glad to open a shared folder for you at dropbox.com to handle the transfer securely.



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