McGrew writes: “Shaw Text was introduced by Inland Type Foundry in 1907 as its ‘latest novelty,’ although it is a rather conventional Old English face, a little heavier than Wedding Text, and a little lighter and fancier than Engravers Old English. After Inland merged with ATF, Shaw Text continued to be shown until 1954.”¹
It was introduced in the February 1907 edition of Inland TF’s house newsletter, The Practical Printer.
¹McGrew, M. (1993): American Metal Types of the Twentieth Century (Second, Revised Edition), page 283. Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE.