No 51

Specimen of No 51

This type measures 10 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block is stamped Page W. T. Co. which was used by Page between 1876–1891.

This face was first shown as wood type by William H. Page in his 1878  Specimens of Wood Type.

This cut of No 51 was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 322 and in the folio on page 66.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Page No 51 [309]

Tubbs Gothic Tuscan Condensed No 9 or  No 2181

Wells Mansard No 1 [5201]

This is the Page cut.

A subtle variation on this design, the presence of a shallow geometric indentation along the top and bottom of the body, can be seen in Page’s No 50 [308], Heber Wells’ Mansard No 2 [5202] and Morgans & Wilcox’s Octic [3207]