In a previous thread, Paul Ritscher mentioned that Typefounders Phoenix specimen catalog Volume 10 had information about the originating foundry for each of their revival castings. I have decided to list those faces here, along with the information that Charles Borad offered at that time - as well as some additional comments of my own.
There were additional catalogs issued and some additional faces, but I am going to concentrate at this time on what is shown in Volume 10.
Anglo - Great Western Type Foundry (later incorporated into BB&S). c. 1889.
Arboret - McKS&J. Actual name was Arboret No. 2. Designed by Herman Ihlenburg and Patented Feb. 10, 1885.
Argent - Cleveland Type Foundry. c. 1885
Bamboo - Great Western Type Foundry. Original name was Freak.
P T Barnum - Bruce’s Ornamented #341. This was originally issued by BB&S as French Clarendon.
Bradley - American Type Founders. Designed by Herman Ihlenburg in 1895.
Bruce Mikita - Bruce’s Ornamented #1048. Original name was Rustic Ornamented Shaded. Designed by Julius Herriet and Patented Feb. 12, 1867.
16th Century Antique - American Type Founders.
Celtic Ornate - Great Western Type Foundry.
Charcoal - Keystone Type Foundry. c. 1899.
Cicero - Bruce’s Ornamented #1032.
Circus - Bruce’s Ornamented #881. c. 1865. This was also shown by French founderies much earlier.
Corinthian - Illinois Type Foundry. Originally named Ornamented #441. c. 1869. Also shown by Conner as well as Reed & Fox (England).
Crayonette - Keystone Type Foundry. Designed by H. Brehmer and patented Oct. 7, 1890.
Diamond Inlaid - Bruce’s Ornamented #1071. Designed by Herman Ihlenburg.
Dimension - “A French styling of the late 19th century”
Dresden - BB&S. Originally from Schriftguss A.G., Dresden, Germany and offered by BB&S in 1925.
Ecclesiastic - Bruce’s Ornamented #540.
Egyptian Shaded Extended - Illinois Type Foundry.
Fargo - Dickenson Type Foundry, Boston. c. 1850.
French Clarendon Shaded - MacKS&J. Designed by Richard Smith and patented March 21, 1878.
Grimaldi - Central Type Foundry, St. Louis (not Boston). c. 1886.
Gold Rush - Bruce’s Ornamented #1514. c. 1865.
Ionic Shaded - MacKS&J. c. 1860.
Japanet - Great Western Type Foundry. Originally named Wedge Gothic and cut speficically to be used as sub-heads for the Chicago Herald in 1893.
Jim Crow - Dickenson Type Foundry. c. 1850.
Lariat - Was not originally a metal type face. It was drawn for Charles Broad in 1963 by Helmuth Thom.
Latin Ornate - James Conner’s Sons. The catalog indicates that it was originally called Italian Ornate, but my 1888 catalog shows it as Latin Ornate. It was designed by A. Little.
Lexington - American Type Founders.
Mandarin - Cleveland Type Foundry. Original name was Chinese.
Marbleheart - Charles T. White & Company, New York. This face was also offered by MacKS&J as well as the Boston Type Foundry in the 1870s.
Pacific - American Type Founders. c. 1892.
Pekin - Great Western Type Foundry. Originally named Dormer.
Phidian - MacKS&J.
Phidian Revised - Designed by Dan X. Solo for Typefounders Phoenix.
Relievo - MacKS&J. Actual name is Relievo No. 2 (and yes - there is a different “relief” design for Relievo No. 1). Designed by Herman Ihlenburg in 1878 but strangely enough patented by R. Smith and W.W. Jackson on Apr. 15, 1879.
Round Shaded - Bruce’s Ornamented #1007. c. 1838.
Revived in phototype as Old Bowery in the 1960s.
Rustic - Bruce’s Ornamented #864. Designed by Julius Herriet in 1845 for the Figgins Foundry in England. Not that each size has a differnent dropshadow - or lack thereof).
Circular Script - MacKS&J. Patented Oct. 2, 1883.
Southern Cross - Bruce’s Ornamen ted #1041. Also offered as Ornamented No. 9 by Miller & Richard in England in 1857.
Staccato - William H. Page’s Wood Type Album. This face was called Tuscan Extended by Page. It was also cut in Wood by Tubbs. It also appears as a metal face by the Bruce TF.
Tangier - James Conner’s Sons. Originally named Ornamented No. 43. c. 1857.
Thunderbird - Charles T. White, New York. Originally named Tuscan Broadguage. Also offered by Marr (scotland) in 1853 and Farmer Little in 1885.
Thunderbird Extra Cond. - Charles T. White, New York. c. 1860.
Trocadero - Illinois Type Foundry.Originally named Ornamented #25. Also shown as Ornamented #23 by Conner, Great Primer Ornamented #8 by Farmer Little and offered by Stephanson Blake - all in 1865.
Tuscan Graille - Bruce’s Ornamented #1046. c. 1860. Shownb as O)rnamented No. 25 by Caslon in 1865. Also shown by Cincinnati Type Foundry. as Ornamented No. 22J.
Named Stellar when offered by the Los Angles Type Founders.
Tuscan Ombree - Bruce’s Ornamented #847. Also cast by James Conner’s Sons, Farmer Little, and the Cincinnati Type Foundry in the US as well as Stephanson Blake in England and the Founderie Typographic Francaise in France.
Tuscan Ornate - Originally an English design c. 1850. Also cast as Romantiques No. 5 by the Founderie Typographic Francaise c. 1870.
Tuscan Outline - Bruce’s Orrnamented #851. Also know as Carnet De Bal. Originated at the Laurent & Deberny Foundry c. 1830 as Ornamented No. 1071.
Vaudeville - no information whatsoever on this one.
Wayzata - MacKS&J. Also shown as Ornamented #1541 ib Bruce’s 1901 catalog.
I hope this will be of help to others with TP revival fonts in their collections. Typefounders Phoenix was incorporated into Los Angeles Type Founders, then Barco/FS, and now all the mats reside at the Skyline Type Foundry.
If anyone has additional information to add, please do so.
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All I can say is, I hope someone is making printed — on paper — copies of everything on Briar Press, especially the things in “Press and Typeface Identification.” I imagine it would be hard to find some of this information anywhere else. Thanks, Rick, for taking the time to prepare this list. And thanks to everyone else whose arcane information I have enjoyed reading here.