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Fancy Rule No 22
William H. Page Wood Type Co
1½ line
This was first shown in Page’s 1874
Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type,
Borders, Etc.

Wood Rule No 6
Wells & Webb
2 line
This was first shown in Wells & Webb’s
1849 Specimens of Wood Type.

Name used, and first showing, by
other manufacturer:
Cooley, No 15 (c.1859)
Knox, No 12 (1858)
Hamilton, Wood Rule No 12 (1884)
Hamilton renamed it New Series J in
1897 and then later No 700 Series
(both sold on the point system)
Page, No 18 (1859)
Morgans & Wilcox, No 57 (1890)
Wood Rule No 12
Wells & Webb
1 line
This was first shown in Wells & Webb’s
1849 Specimens of Wood Type.

Name used, and first showing, by
other manufacturer:
Cooley, No 16 (c.1859)
Knox, No 8 (1858)
Hamilton, Wood Rule No 4 (1884)
Hamilton renamed it New Series E in
1897 and then later No 700 Series
(both sold on the point system)
Page, No 26 (1859)
Morgans & Wilcox, No 43 (1890)