I have a quite good reference library on wood type. I'll get back to you on
this. Shadow is often mistaken for Umbia? (or Umbria?) which has a reversed
inline stress. But I'll check. Information isn't always easily obtainably
because Hamilton Wood Type, which bought out most US wood type manufacturers,
deliberately and infamously, destroyed archival records of their competitors.
If, and when they did re-issue a face, pedigree is often unknown.
help with type manufacturer.
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 12:05:37 -0500
Vincent Golden <[log in to unmask]>
I need the help of the accumulated knowledge of the members of this
I have a set of wood type in Shadow. McGrew's American Metal Typefaces of
the Twentieth Century lists this face and gives the foundries for the metal
type. Can anyone tell me who manufactured wood type in this style (and