Archived entries for side grain

10 line Broad-Stroke Cursive

12 line Newstype

12 line Flash Bold

12 line Broadway Condensed

10 line Keynote

12 line Flash Bold

8 line Rugged

12 line Signal Black

15 line Broad-Stroke Cursive

6 line No. 737

8 line Futura Bold

15 line Gothic No. 630

6 line No. 737

18 line Keynote

24 line Futura Bold

8 line Rugged

Not All the News That’s Fit to Print

12 line Newstype

Minimal wear, no manufacturer’s imprint, and a font cut from the side grain led me to believe this was cut by the American Wood Type Manufacturing Company, of Long Island, New York. The distinctive flattened bowls of the capital B, R, and D of this font directly match the showing of Newstype in my American Wood Type Mfg. Co. 1958–9 Catalog, shown below (notice the misspelling in the 6 line version):

15 line Antique Tuscan

18 line Gothic No. 266

12 line Trafton Script

18 line Gothic No. 266

8 line Futura Bold

10 line Broad-Stroke Cursive

More 72 Line Gothic Goodness

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72 line Gothic

When describing the height of wood type, a line is equivalent to a pica. For those of you out there with rusty line gauges, 72 lines equals 12 inches. What’s that, you want to see more? Stay tuned. . .

12 line Flash Bold



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