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Specimens of Book and Job Types for Sale by the Penhallow Printing Company

Contributed by David Merfield on Jun 12th, 2018. Artwork published in
circa 1890
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    Specimens of Book and Job Types for Sale by the Penhallow Printing Company 1
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    Taken from the flyer announcing the sale of discount type produced by the Penhallow Printing Company in Lowell, Massachusetts. It features Celtic No. 3 and Ornamented No. 1526. The text face is similar to the many “old style” romans available at the time, such as No. 20, revived by Monotype as Bruce Old Style. The italic sans serif is also unidentified, but is in the vein of Fann Street’s Italic Grotesque.

    Specimens of Book and Job Types for Sale by the Penhallow Printing Company 2
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    • Ornamented No. 1526
    • Celtic
    • unidentified typeface

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    4 Comments on “Specimens of Book and Job Types for Sale by the Penhallow Printing Company

    1. And what about the sans serif used in both pictures ?

    2. Frode Helland says:
      Jun 12th, 2018 1:37 pm

      “The following are specimens of a portion …”
      I wonder if this might be Miller Richards Grotesque No. 1?

    3. I found this book cover that features the same typeface. I considered uploading it to Fonts In Use, but cannot find any images at a satisfactory resolution, nor high-resolution scans of Ornamented No. 1526 with which a digital restoration could be done. So I figured I might as well post it here.

      The bark covered house, or Back in the woods again; being a graphic and thrilling description of real pioneer life in the wilderness of Michigan by William Nowlin, Esq. Detroit: Printed for the author, 1876. Source: Library of Congress.

    4. Thanks, Martin!

      FWIW, we recommend images for contributions to be 1400px wide or more. So this one would be big enough, at ca. 1700px width. But sure, posting it here in the comments is fine and welcome, too! I have added the title of the book and the source of the image.

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