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 2011]. This Amsterdam revival was popular in the 1960s–70s and was later digitized by Linotype and others. As of 2022, URW’s digitization is included in packages with their stylistically unrelated URW Egyptienne.
Egyptienne in use
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