Tuscan Italian

Specimen of Tuscan Italian

This type measures 15 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 Horatio & Jerimiah Bill in their 1853 Specimens of Machinery Cut Wood Type.

This cut of Tuscan Italian was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 320 and in the folio on page 76.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Bill, Stark Extra Condensed Tuscan No 2

Cooley Tuscan Italian

Hamilton Tuscan Italian  or No 66

Morgans & Wilcox Tuscan Italian [3223]

National Printers’ Materials Tuscan Italian

Page Tuscan Italian  [4066]

Tubbs Tuscan Italian or  No 2091

Wells Tuscan Italian  [5230]

This is the Page cut.

In American Wood Type  Kelly attributed the first showing to William H. Page in 1859 Specimens of Wood Type.