No 131, 12 line

Specimen of No 131, 12 line

This type measures 12 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 William H. Page in his January, 1880 Page’s Wood Type Album.

No 131 was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 285. This cut was shown in the folio on page 10.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Hamilton No 94

Morgans & Wilcox Peerless [3126]

National Printers’ Materials  No 131

Page No 131  [4094]

Tubbs Peerless or  No 2087 

Wells Old Style Antique No 2  [5118]

This is the Page cut.

Kelly states that this was first shown in 1879 Pages Woodtype Album  (Vol.1 No.3, October ‘79), though is not found in the copy of this publication held at the Newberry Library. The first showing appears to be in Page’s 1882 Specimens of Wood Type and Borders.