Gothic Tuscan Condensed No 1

Specimen of Gothic Tuscan Condensed No 1

This type measures 8 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 their 1849 Specimen of Plain and Ornamental Wood Type. 

This cut of Gothic Tuscan Condensed was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 317 and in the folio on page 60.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Bill, Stark Gothic Tuscan Condensed

Cooley Gothic Tuscan

Hamilton Gothic Tuscan Condensed  or No. 20

Knox Condensed Gothic Tuscan

Morgans & Wilcox Gothic Tuscan Condensed  [3085]

National Printers’ Materials Gothic Tuscan Condensed

Page Gothic Tuscan Condensed  [4020]

Tubbs Gothic Tuscan No 12 or  No 2134

Wells Gothic Tuscan Condensed No 10 or  No 658  [5087]

Kelly noted that this style most likely originated as a wood type in America. Ornamented variations appeared in Page’s 1859 Specimens of Wood Type.

Also similar to Hamilton No 63 shown in 1880.

This is the Morgans & Wilcox cut.