Columbian, 6 line, Page

Specimen of Columbian Page & co

This type measures 6 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 William H. Page in his 1870 Specimens of Wood Type.

Columbian was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 268. This cut was shown in the folio on page 33.

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 Page cut.

The manufacturing stamp found on this type was used predominately between 1857–1859, though there are several unexplained instances where it is used on type first introduced after 1870, as this example illustrates.