pin marks

i have a type that i’ve had for years, the pin mark is a circle with a line thru it, i’d like to know what foundry cast this, i’ll try to post some pictures of the type (not tooo good at posting pictures) i’d like to know more about the face, the case was not labeled when i bought it.

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Hi Dick,

This one should be relatively easy to ID for you once you post a picture. The round pinmark with just a line through it indicates that your font was cast by the American Type Founders Co.

If you can’t post a picture, your face should very likely be found in American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century by Mac McGrew.