Where Were We… Ah, Yes

10 line Cooper Black Condensed

The damage to the apex of this pudgy A appears to have been caused by some twine – often used to tie-up a type form – accidentally (at least I hope it was an accident) falling on the face of the letter just before impact from the impression cylinder or platen. Though seeing wounds like this saddens me, I can’t help but smile a little at the parallel lines’ resemblance to a headband.

Hamilton Manufacturing Company imprint; this version used after 1891.