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Tuscan Border
Vanderburg, Wells & Co
4 line
This was first shown in Vanderburg,
Wells & Co’s 1877 Specimens of Wood
Type, Borders, Rules, Etc.


Name used, and first showing, by
other manufacturer:
Hamilton, No 561 (1906)
Heber Wells, No 73 (1891)
Star Border
William H. Page Wood Type Co
4 line
This was first shown in Page’s 1865
Specimens of Wood Type.

Name used, and first showing, by
other manufacturer:
Hamilton, No 384 (1906)
Heber Wells, No 73 (1891)
Tubbs, Star Border (1883)
Morgans & Wilcox, No 39 (1884)
VW&Co, Star Border (1877)
Roman Flame Border
Hamilton Mfg Co
2 line
This was first shown in Hamilton’s
c.1915–1927 broadside, Specimens of
Unit Gothics and Roman Flame Bor-
ders.


A font of Roman Flame border was
made up of forty characters, only two
of these, No 27 and No 22, are present
in the Collection.
Border No 17
William H. Page Wood Type Co
8 line
This was first shown in Page’s 1870
Specimens of Wood Type.

Name used, and first showing, by
other manufacturer:
Hamilton, No 165 (1889)
Tubbs, Border No 17 (1883)
VW&Co, Border D (1877) this may
have been shown as early as 1867
Border No 17 (2nd color)
William H. Page Wood Type Co
8 line
This was first shown in Page’s 1870
Specimens of Wood Type.

This is the second color component to
Border No 17. Only Page, Hamilton
and Vanderburg, Wells & Co showed
this border as a two color chromatic.
The Collection is missing the corner
pieces to this set.