Gothic Condensed Outlined

Specimen of Gothic Condensed Outlined

This type measures 11 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 Darius Wells and E.R. Webb in L. Johnson’s 1844 Specimen of Printing Types. 

This cut of Gothic Condensed Outlined was shown in American Wood Type  on page 302 and in the folio on page 84.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Bill, Stark Gothic Condensed Open

Hamilton No 216

Knox Condensed Open Gothic

Wells Gothic Condensed Open

This cut has not yet been matched to a manufacturer.

Kelly noted that this design was first shown in George Bruce’s specimen of 1837, but is unclear if that sample was for foundry or wood type.