Gothic Special

Specimen of Gothic Special

This type measures 5 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block is stamped Hamilton, Two Rivers, Wis.  which was used by Hamilton between 1891–1950s.

This face was first shown as wood type by J.E. Hamilton in his 1906 Specimens of Wood Type.

This cut of Gothic Special was shown in American Wood Type  on page 303 and in the folio on page 47.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Hamilton Gothic Special or  No 6026

Tubbs  No 2068

This is the Hamilton cut.

Hamilton and Tubbs seem to be the only manufacturers to have made a Gothic Light Face Triple Condensed. Many competitors made Gothic Light Face Double Condensed or a heavier weight Gothic Triple Condensed.