Archived entries for Hamilton Manufacturing Company

Specimen Sunday

Hamilton Woodtype, 1960 specimen/catalog, page 19Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 19. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image.

Surplus Sale, Poster Gothic Wood Type

5-line Poster Gothic lowercase wood type for saleWood type for sale in the Letterpress Daily Store.

Specimen Sunday

Hamilton Woodtype, 1960 specimen/catalog, page 18
Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 18. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image.

Specimen Sunday

Hamilton Woodtype, 1960 specimen/catalog, page 17

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 17. Download (right click on link) a high resolution image.

Specimen Sunday

Hamilton Woodtype, 1960 specimen/catalog, page 16

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 16. Download (right click on link) a  high resolution image.

20 line Tuscan Egyptian

picture and printed proof of 20 line Tuscan Egyptian wood type numeral nine

12 line Foster

picture and printed proof of 12 line Foster wood type numeral four

5 line Ben Franklin

picture and printed proof of 5 line Ben Franklin wood type numeral two

Specimen Sunday

Hamilton Woodtype, 1960 specimen/catalog, page 14

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 15. Download (right click on link) a  high resolution image.

12 line Trenton

picture and printed proof of 12 line Trenton wood type capital letter X

15 line Modified Gothic

picture and printed proof of 15 line Modified Gothic wood type capital letter W

Kelly and Shields suggest that Modified Gothic originated with Hamilton and made its first appearance as wood type in Hamilton’s New Designs in End Wood Type, from 1897.

I received this sort (a single block of type) — along with H, T, and M sorts from different faces — in a door prize raffle during the 2011 Wayzgoose at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. The prizes were generously donated by type and printing enthusiast extraordinaire, Dave Peat.

10 line Kabel

picture and printed proof of 10 line Kabel wood type capital letter N

18 line Unit Gothic

picture and printed proof of Unit Gothic wood type capital letter G

Specimen Sunday

scan of page 16 from Hamilton Manufacturing Co.'s 1960 wood type specimen

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 14. Download (right click on link) a  high resolution image.

8 line No. 35

image and printed proof of a No. 35 wood type capital letter B

20 line Bernhard Gothic Extra Heavy

image of a wood type numeral eight

20 line Republic Gothic

image of a Republic Gothic wood type numeral seven

12 line Foster

image of a wood type numeral six

20 line Tuscan Egyptian

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 13. Download (right click on link) a  high resolution image.

10 line Aetna Condensed No. 1

8 line Gothic No. 5069

12 line Trenton

Called Trenton by Morgans & Wilcox and Hamilton (also No. 168), this modified/modulated Gothic, with its miniscule, Runic-like serifs made its first appearance as No. 157 in Wm. H. Page’s 1888 Specimens of Machine Cut Wood Type! David Shields corrected Rob Roy Kelly’s identification of Hamilton as the originator.

This scan is from a facsimile edition, printed by Pioneer Press of W. Va., Inc. The original is in the collection of Dave Peat.

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 12. Download (right click on link) a  high resolution image.

8 line Howland

Specimen Sunday

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography by Hamilton, 1960, page 11. Download (right click on link) a  high resolution image.



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