Hamilton No. 211 [wood]
(N.B. The icon shown here is not literally Hamilton No. 211, but rather is Tuscan Ombree from 1958.) This is Hamilton's version of what Wells & Webb called Doric Ornamented. Shown in the Hamilton Specimens of Wood Type [17th edition], p. 163, in 8 line and 12 line sizes. See Tuscan Ombree for the main entry on this face, which has European origins dating to at least 1849.
John Hancock (Keystone)
1963 copy by John S. Carroll of [FINISH LINKS; see McGrew]
See Ornate No. 2.
Loy, in his biographical sketch of Gustave F. Schroeder, says that Schroeder cut Hermes for the Central Type Foundry. But in this sketch and its list of types for Central Loy does not really distinguish between those types cut by Schroeder while employed by Central and those he cut in partnership with Nicholas J. Werner as Schroeder & Werner after leaving Central. In his biographical sketch of Werner, Loy cites it as cut by Schroeder & Werner for Central. Date unknown (probably during the existence of the Schroeder & Werner partnership, from 1889 to 1891. Shown in the Saxe/Johnston edition of Loy, pp. 75 & 109.
Central Type Foundry. 1883. Cited by Nicholas J. Werner as designed by Gustave Schroeder for Central, but without date or indication of whether Schroeder was employed by Central at the time or independent. ( Werner, N. J. An Address by N. J. Werner of St. Louis. St. Louis: [St. Louis Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1931. , reprinted as "St. Louis in Type-Founding History" Share Your Knowledge Review, Vol. 22, No. 3 (January 1941): 21-26. )
Mullen, p. 136, identifies it as an original design by Schroeder in 1883, at which time he would have been employed directly at Central. (Mullen, Robert A. Recasting a Craft: St. Louis Typefounders Respond to Industrialization. (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 2005)).
Shown in the specimen book Popular Designs for Artistic Printers issued jointly in the names of the Central Type Foundry and the Boston Type Foundry (these had since 1888 both been owned by Carl Schraubstädter and James A. St. John, but this catalog was issued after their amalgamation into American Type Founders (see its inside back cover)).
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