Aldine, 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.
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 not shown in the folio.
Type name used by manufacturer:
Hamilton Aldine or No 23
Morgans & Wilcox Aldine 
National Printers’ Materials Aldine
Page Aldine 
Tubbs Aldine or No 2167
Wells York Aldine No 3 or No 496 
This cut is the Hamilton 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.