Labor-Saving Mailer Type (Central)
See also Lyric.
Lining Gothic Extended (MSJ)
Lining Regal Italic No. 2 (ATF)
Lithographic Roman (Bruce)
Cut in typemetal patrices (which were then electroformed to make matrices) by Harrison T. Lounsbury for Bruce. ( Loy says of Lounsbury that "so far as can now be learned his work was all on soft metal.") This is the same face that Saxe identifies as Bruce's Ornamented No. 1541 (in Johnston & Saxe's reprint of Loy (2009). It is shown as Lithographic Roman in the "10th Supplement to Bruce's Abridged Specimen Book of 1869," issued 1875-07-01 (which is bound with the online copy of An Abridged Specimen of Printing Types Made at Bruce's New-York Type-Foundry. 1874 Reissue. (New-York: George Bruce's Son & Co., 1869, 1874.) The image at left links to a full-available-resolution image of the complete page from that source. Shown in Pica, Great-Primer, Double Small-Pica, Double English, Double Great-Primer, and Canon.
In discussing Ornamented No. 1541 (the same face as this), Loy says that it is "in the style of lettering used by plate engravers a generation or two ago, and though never attractive to the printer, shows most careful treatment.") This face makes an interesting comparison with Italic Copperplate (a face by Herman Ihlenburg for MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan. Both share similar patterns of short diagonal lines, and both are associated with styles of plate engraving.
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