This type measures 6 line in size and was produced with the die-cut method. The type block is stamped Patented Dec, 20, 1887 which was used by Page starting in 1887.
This face was first shown as wood type by William H. Page in his 1890 Page’s New Process Wood Type Album.
This cut of No 508 was shown in American Wood Type on page 324 and was shown in the folio on page 83.
Type name used by manufacturer:
Page No 508
Morgans & Wilcox Gothic No 4
This cut is the Page cut.
Of the 17 faces designed as a die-cut type by Page and Setchell, this design is one of nine examples in the collection.