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I believe this is my first punctuation block on End Grain. This block came with the huge mixed lot of over 150 blocks which was my first wood type purchase. There are a few letters that match the ampersand, all cut side grain. I always find it a little disappointing when small blocks like these are cut side grain, they lack the firmness and polish of an end grain block.

You can see the pantograph marks pretty clearly in the counters, and the hand finishing is pretty sloppy. The typeface has been hard for me to identify. The stroke swells and recedes and the end of the stroke curls up rather sharply. I’m going to keep searching for the typeface it belongs to.

Style: Gothic (Style Unknown)
Style first appeared: Unknown
Size: 18 line
Manufacturer: Unknown
Manufacturing Method: Pantograph
Is it part of a complete set? No

One Comment on “Quirky Ampersand”

  • Tandem Antiques

    Love your site…love your ampersand.
    So glad I found you!

    01-22-10 » 4:30 pm »

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