Columbian, 6 line, AWT

Specimen of Columbian American Wood Type Co

This type measures 6 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block  is stamped American Wood Type Co, it is as yet unclear who used this stamp or when it was in use.

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

Columbian was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 268. This cut was not shown in the folio.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Hamilton Columbian or  No 155

Morgans & Wilcox Columbian [3048]

National Printers’ Materials Columbian

Page Columbian [4155]

Tubbs Columbian

Wells Columbian or  No 450 [5047]

This cut is the Tubbs cut.