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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):

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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. . .