This type measures 16 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block does not have a manufacturer’s stamp.
This face was first shown as wood type by Darius Wells and E.R. Webb in their 1849 Specimen of Wood Type.
This cut of Tuscan Open was shown in American Wood Type on page 288 and in the folio on page 49.
Type name used by manufacturer:
Bill, Stark Tuscan Open
Knox Open Tuscan
Page Tuscan Open
Wells Tuscan Open
This cut has not yet been matched to a manufacturer.
Cooley showed a shaded version of this design named Tuscan Outline Shade No 2 in his c.1859 Specimens of Wood Type.
In American Wood Type Kelly named this design Tuscan Outlined.