Gothic Bold

Specimen of Gothic Bold

This type measures 15 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block does not have a manufacturer’s stamp.

This face was first shown as wood type by J.E. Hamilton in his 1889 Specimens of Wood Type and Borders.

This cut of Gothic Bold was shown in American Wood Type on page 306 and was shown in the folio on page 81.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Hamilton Gothic Bold or  No 238

This is the Hamilton cut.

While this type is original to Hamilton Mfg Co it has shares the characteristics of inverted stress with Gothic Italian included in 1840 Wells & Webb catalogue. Both Wells & Webb’s Gothic Italian and Hamilton’s Gothic Bold are designs that originated as wood type.