HWT Roman Extended Woodtype Digitization
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HWT ROMAN EXTENDED LIGHTFACE A DELICATE AND HANDSOMELY PROPORTIONED EXTENDED ROMAN STYLE WOOD TYPE Digitized by Miranda Roth
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HWT ROMAN EXTENDED LIGHTFACE
A DELICATE AND HANDSOMELY PROPORTIONED EXTENDED ROMAN STYLE WOOD TYPE
Digitized by Miranda Roth
The Roman alphabet has seen endless variations in interpretations of its classical form, and various wood type styles managed to explore everything from XXX condensed to hyper extended and expanded. This delicate and handsomely proportioned extended Roman was issued by Page Manufacturing Co. in 1872 and released as simply "No. 251" after Page was acquired by Hamilton. It is a rare font to find in print shops, most likely due to the very fine lines that would no doubt be less durable that bolder gothic jobbing fonts. While being quite wide, it still holds the elegant grace of wide Romans such as Craw Modern. This new digitization features a full Western and Eastern European Charcater set as well as ligatures and alternate characters.
This HWT version was based on proofs from a 6 line incomplete font with missing characters referenced from various Wm. Page & Co and Hamilton specimen books.
The main source for this font was a 6 line partial font from the collection at the WNY Book Arts Center. There was no Upper case A (where the manufactures mark is usually stamped), but the cut is clearly the Page version as seen in the specimen below
 
 The font features: full support for Western and Central European languages including speciaized characters for Turkish, Romanian and Croatian.