Antique, 16 line

ABC of Antique, 16 line

This type measures 16 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block is stamped Page & Co., Greenville, Ct. which was used by Page and Basset between 1857–1859.

This face was first shown as wood type by Darius Wells in his March, 1828 specimen book titled simply D. Wells, Letter Cutter. This was the first specimen book of wood type ever produced.

Antique was shown in  American Wood Type on page 244. This cut was not shown in the folio.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Allen Antique

Bill, Stark Antique

Cooley Antique

Hamilton Antique  or No 51

Knox Antique

Leavenworth Antique

Morgans & Wilcox Antique  [3014]

Page Antique  [4051]

Tubbs Antique or  No 2042

Wells Antique  [5013]

This is the Page cut.