Aldine Ornamented

Specimen of Aldine Ornamented

This type measures 8 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block is stamped Page & Co., Greenville, Ct.    Patented”    which was used by Page and Mowry in 1870.

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

This cut of Aldine was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 266 and in the folio on page 62.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Morgans & Wilcox Aldine Ornamented

Page Aldine Ornamented [456]

Wells York Aldine No 3 Ornamented [5274]

This cut is the Page cut.

Page marked this design “Patented” in his specimen books. This design was shown chromatically in Page’s 1874  Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type and Borders.