Ornamented No. 1060=Safari

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April 23, 2014 at 2:48 AM #8458


SafariThis latin “gingerbread” face was designed and patented by Julius Herriet, Sr. in 1878–1879. He assigned the rights to David Wolfe Bruce, the last family member involved with the Bruce TF.

After the USPTO established the trademark division in 1870–1874, the Bruce TF switched from naming its new faces to numbering them. Presumably, this expedient circumvented payment of additional attorney and registration fees.

The name Safari may have been dubbed by Dan X. Solo.¹

¹Solo, D.X. (1992): The Solotype Catalog of 4,417 Display Typefaces, page 15. Dover Publications, Inc. (Minneola, NY).

Specimens Availableflickr images

High-resolution scan. Complete caps-only alphabet, numerals, &?!, punctuation.
Patent specimen. USPTO 300-dpi monochrome tiff scan, same glyphs as above.


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