Designed about 1895 by T.W. Smith at the Caslon foundry in England. Copied by BB&S about 1903 with permission [The Type-founder, and extended with larger sizes and 6 additional styles designed by Sidney Gaunt in 1907–09. Also known as Caslon Old Roman. Copied by Monotype and also Linotype (1913). Flinsch (and later Bauer) had it as Universum [McGrew, Reichardt, Seemann]
Patrick M. Murphy did a digital interpretation (Mad Irishman Productions, 2002, used for sample).