First released by Robert Thorne’s Fann Street Foundry around 1810. Revived in 1938 by Stephenson Blake, who acquired the Fann Street holdings. [Grey] Adopted by Mecanorma for dry-transfer lettering.
The solid typeface that was the basis for Thorne Shaded is now known as Thorowgood.
Digitizations include OPTI Thorne Shaded (Castcraft, 1990–1993) and Thorne Shaded (Dieter Steffmann, 2002). The latter is a freebie with a limited character set (A–Z, 0–9, &).