Celluloid type ID

Trying to ID a piece of celluloid type in the attached photo .

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This appears to be Excelsior Job Condensed, shown in The National Printers’ Materials Co (Brooklyn) 1887 Specimens of Enameled Wood Type. NPM Co. also showed two variations named Excelsior Job and Excelsior Job Extra Condensed.

Do you have other characters of this design?

Hello David - Thanks for the ID. Unfortunately I don’t have any other characters in this font. I purchased it with other wood type in a brass news galley at a flea market.