Wood type identification

Can anyone identify this wood type?

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Corbett Condensed, most likely from Hamilton Manufacturing Co. Based on a metal face of th same name.


Updated I.D.

I have this face in both regular and condensed versions in metal so I am familiar with it. I went right to my facsimile copy of Hamilton’s c.1907 catalog. I found the page listing the face as CORBETT Condensed and that is what I posted above.

The spelling bothered me a bit so I went and checked my own files to discover that the original metal versions were named CORBITT and CORBITT CONDENSED and were designed for the Inland Type Foundry by Nicholas J. Werner around 1900.

How Hamilton screwed-up the spelling is beyond me.

I do note that the alternate A in your photo does NOT show up in any of the Inland specimens that I have.

So now you know “the rest of the story.”



I couldn’t find Corbett Condensed on the web. There is a Corbert Condensed. But it’s a sans serif.


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Thanks for looking again. I appreciate it. I was a little confused.

You were right on the money. I even the A in an Inland catalog on the web.
Thanks again.

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