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This sparked a memory and I just checked: James Mosley’s 1960 Motif review of Alphabet Thesaurus, the huge first Photo-Lettering specimen, complains that “the austere Open Capitals of the late Jan van Krimpen are inexplicably labelled 'Coronation Outline’”. I don’t have a copy handy to confirm, but I presume that’s where they come from.
Thanks, agreed! I can confirm that Photo-Lettering showed Van Krimpen’s design in their 1965 and 1971 catalogs, still under the name Coronation (Outline). In most other cases, PLINC stuck to the original names for their adaptations. My guess is that a generic name like “Open Capitals” was too mundane and unappealing for their taste.