I only have this one piece and I haven’t been able to locate the design in any of my specimens. Gun to my head, I would guess Page, but anyone know the manufacturer?
What size is this? It looks routed and hand finished rather than stamped.
Are there cracks near the left star?
Hi Bill, this border piece has a 3 pica face and it’s 11p6 long. The face is relatively shallow and the interiors of the perfectly formed stars show no evidence of a router bit. There are two tiny cracks emanating from the points of the left star, and one from the far right.
Well, I would have lost that bet. I would have said Page as well, but oddly it first shows up in Vanderburgh, Wells & Co’s 1877 Specimens of Wood Type, Borders, Rules, &c.. V,W, & Co. named it Ornamental Rule No 1. Tubbs first shows it as Star Border No. 3 in American Wood Type’s 1883 Specimens of Wood Type. The corner piece was quite lovely as well. (I’ll send it under separate cover).
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