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8 line No. 5069

This monolinear Gothic bears the three-line Hamilton Manufacturing Company imprint (shown below) used after 1891. According to the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type website, the 5000 series number indicates this style was acquired around 1899 when Hamilton purchased the entire works of the Heber Wells company.

The fantastic Pioneer Press reproduction of The Hamilton Manufacturing Company’s Specimens of Wood Type, 17th edition – available from Shooting Star Press, Little Rock, AR – contains showings of No. 5069 in four line, six line, eight line, ten line, twelve line, and fifteen line.

Manufacturer’s imprint (this version used after 1891) on the back of a capital A