8 line Rugged, American Wood Type Mfg. Co., circa 1940s. For sale (bundled with 8 line Rugged Condensed) in the Letterpress Daily Store.
8 line Rugged Condensed, American Wood Type Mfg. Co., circa 1940s. For sale (bundled with 8 line Rugged) in the Letterpress Daily Store.
Rugged type specimen, 1936 (for reference only)
8 line Rugged
Rugged is the American Wood Type Manufacturing Company’s copy of Neuland, a foundry type which was handcut – without the use of patterns – in 1923 by Rudolf Koch for the Klingspor foundry in Germany. For a more erudite description of the design and enduring appeal of this face, see Koch’s Neuland by Richard Kegler.