French Clarendon, 30 line

Specimen of French Clarendon 30 line

This type measures 30 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block is stamped VW & Co., 18 Dutch Street, N.Y. which was used by Wells and Vanderburgh between 1864–1867.

This face was first shown as wood type by William H. Page in James Conner’s Sons Typographic Messenger, Vol.1 No.1 (November, 1865).

This cut of French Clarendon was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 258 and in the folio on pages 42, 43 and 44.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Hamilton French Clarendon or  No 24

Morgans & Wilcox French Clarendon [3024]

National Printers’ Materials French Clarendon

Page French Clarendon  [4024]

Tubbs French Clarendon or  No 2020

Wells French Clarendon or  No 461  [5021]

This is most like the Hamilton cut.