Grecian X Condensed, 10 line

Specimen of Grecian X Condensed, 10 line

This type measures 10 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 Lawrence Johnson’s 1846 Specimen of Wood Letter. 

This cut of Grecian Condensed was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 276 and in the folio on page 89.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Cooley Grecian X Condensed

Hamilton Grecian Extra Condensed or  No 40

Knox  Extra Condensed Grecian

Morgans & Wilcox Grecian Extra Condensed [3130]

National Printers’ Materials Grecian X Condensed

Page Grecian Extra Condensed  [4040]

Tubbs Grecian Extra Condensed

Wells Grecian Extra Condensed [5121]

This is the Wells cut.

Cooley showed Grecian Extra Condensed both with (24 line sample) and without (20 line sample) serif on the crossbar in his c.1859 Specimens of Wood Type.