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This is interesting from an objective point of view, but it hurts me on the inside. This F used to look like the 514 F with the crazy round terminal, but someone knocked off the ornamentation and made it a more toned down letterform. The end result is interesting for me, because it’s like an alternate character. It does pain me to see wood type injured, though, and I wish it hadn’t happened.

Style: Number 514
Style first appeared: 1887
Size: 8 line
Manufacturer: Hamilton?
Manufacturing Method: Die Cut?
Is it part of a complete set? Not Yet

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