Tracing the origin of this one was quite an adventure. The milled matrices are from the Chas. Broad collection (probably done by his source in Japan). Very similar faces in wood type, named Tuscan Extended or Expanded, appeared in the first half of the 19th century. The first specimen in metal to be found was dated 1867. No historical information was located regarding the first use of the name “Staccato”. The identical face, with that name, appears in the optical fonts of Dan X. Solo, and it’s tempting to believe that the matrices were cut from that, except for one detail: Solo’s fonts were published after Charlie Broad had died. Nevertheless and notwithstanding, it’s a fine antique face that you’ll have plenty of fun with.