Aldine, 12 line

Specimen of Aldine 10 line

This type measures 12 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block is stamped Wm. H. Page & Co., Greenville, Ct. which was used by Page and Mowry between 1859–1870.

This face was first shown as wood type by William H. Page in his 1870 Specimens of Wood Type.

Aldine was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 265. This cut was shown in the folio on pages 5 and 6.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Hamilton Aldine or  No 23

Morgans & Wilcox Aldine [3045]

National Printers’ Materials Aldine

Page Aldine [4023]

Tubbs Aldine or  No 2167

Wells York Aldine No 3 or  No 496 [5043]

This cut is the Page cut.

In American Wood Type Kelly stated that he believed this design to have originated as a wood type in America.

The Aldine that was shown in the Hamilton & Katz 1884 Specimens of Holly Wood Type matches the Page cut. The 1886 Hamilton & Baker Specimens of Holly Wood Type showed a new unique cut (the Hamilton cut) using the existing catalog number.