Aetna, 6 line

Full Specimen of Aetna, 6 line


This type measures 6 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block does not have a manufacturer’s stamp.

William H. Page patented Aetna April 18, 1871 (US Design Patent 4820). This face was first shown as wood type by William H. Page in James Conner’s Sons Typographic Messenger, Vol.7 No.3 (July, 1872).

Aetna was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 235. This cut was shown in the folio on page 04.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Hamilton Aetna  or No 62

Morgans & Wilcox Aetna  [3146]

National Printers’ Materials PaintersRoman

Page Roman Aetna  [4062]

Tubbs Aetna or  No 2101

Wells PaintersRoman  [5135]

This is the Wells cut.