Issued by Stephenson Blake in 1905. [Reichardt]. “Revived and recut from an earlier mid-19th-century version. Restyled from English No. 20 about 1910, with shortened descenders. Issued as Modern No. 20 in 1955.” [Millington]
Some retail sources credit Ed Benguiat as a designer, but that could be confusion with his ITC Modern No. 216. Photo-Lettering had a phototype version as Modern Roman No. 20, in 4 styles (2 optical sizes (?), 1 Italic, 1 Condensed), which may have been drawn by Benguiat. [PLINC One Liner 1971] Letraset offered a version for dry transfer lettering.