Custer Bold, 36pt [DA0113]


Complete used font from Barnhart Bros. & Spindler foundry.

Grayed & dirty with age, moderate wear.

1 in stock

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This face originated with Chicago’s Western Type Foundry in the 19th century. Western was absorbed in 1918 by BB&S, which was in turn absorbed by American Type Founders. This font bears the pinmark of BB&S, who renamed the face Bookman Bold. It is quite rare. The showing in McGrew was drawn from a specimen book, he evidently being unable to find any extant font from which to take a proof. A salute to our un-stumpable consultant George T. for the identification.

NOTE: After the photo was taken, it was noticed that four (4) of the lowercase A were wrong font, and these have been removed.

Additional information

Weight 15.0 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 7 × 1 in