The precise origin of this design is unclear. Linotype credits Tetterode, ca. 1820 (but Tetterode wasn’t founded before 1851). Tetterode’s successor, Lettergieterij Amsterdam, released Walter H. McKay’s Egyptienne schmalfett and breitfett (Bold Condensed and Extended) in 1955. [Reichardt] This Amsterdam revival was popular in the 1960s–70s and was later digitized by Linotype and others.