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Printing press letters. I have approx. 900 in all different styles and sizes, but most are just standard block text and easy to describe. This one is one that i am not quite sure how to explain. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Bootson Bootson, 4 years ago
    Looks like old wood block "display type". It is a condensed type face but I don't know the name of it, but if you find a graphic designer that works with type all the time, they should be able to help you out.
  2. benjclark benjclark, 4 years ago
    Most of the wood type that still exists in the US was made by Hamilton. There is now a fabulous Hamilton Wood Type Museum, get in touch with them:

    PLEASE DO NOT USE FOR CRAFTING! It breaks my heart when I see perfectly good antique wood type chopped up and used in horrid crafter signs, etc. Wood type is a very practical tool, still used by letterpress printers, and is FINITE. No one makes it any longer. Letterpress printers buy to preserve and use.

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