This post is about an invoice from the Otto Kaestner GmbH, an engraver and founder of brass types that operated during the first few decades of the twentieth century in Krefeld. The typeface used to compose the invoice was Peter Behrens’s Behrens-Antiqua, which had been produced by the Gebr. Klingspor typefoundry in Offenbach am Main in 1907. I think that the line at the very bottom of the invoice reading “L. Schwann, Düsseldorf” is an attribution placed there by the invoice’s printer.
This invoice was not the only time that the Kaestner firm used a Klingspor typeface in its “corporate identity.” The firm produced several undated product catalogs. In one of them, the company header on the first page was set in the Eckmann typeface, designed by Otto Eckmann, which Gebr. Klingspor had published back in 1900 (when they still operated under the name Rudhard’sche Gießerei).