Archived entries for Calendar Set
This block, with its unidentified Blackletter or Broken Script style letter, came with the other six Latin style days of the week.
One of seven abbreviated weekdays from a perpetual calendar set – unfortunately, I do not have the months or figures. The reversed out typeface is Latin, Peerless, or Old Style Antique, characterized by sharp, wedge-shaped serifs. This style of letter appeared as wood type for the first time in 1879.
8 line Hamilton Calendar Figures, style No. 6309
According to the 1938 Hamilton specimen, “All calendar figures in any one size and style are made up in uniform size blocks. A set includes figures 1 to 31, fractions, and seven blanks.” The price in 1938 for an 8 line Calendar Set (as just described) was $13. All of the figures and fractions are present in my font, sadly I am missing the seven blanks.