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The first Catch Words in wood
were shown in William H. Page’s
1872 Specimens of Wood Type.
Catch word No 18
William H. Page Wood Type Co.
24 line
This was first shown in Page’s 1873
Specimens of Wood Type.

Name used, and first showing, by other manufacturer:
Hamilton, No 134 (1906)
Heber Wells, No 75 (1891)
Tubbs, No 18 (1883)
Vanderburgh, Wells & Co, No 34 (1879)
Catch word No 31
Vanderburgh, Wells & Co
8 line
This was first shown in VW & Co’s
1877 Specimens of Wood Type, Bor-
ders, Rules, Etc.


Name used, and first showing, by
other manufacturer:
Hamilton, No 34 (1906)
Heber Wells, No 94 (1891)
Morgans & Wilcox, No 26 (1884) name
was changed to No 329 in 1890 catalog
Catch word No 3
Hamilton Mfg Co
6 line
This was first shown in Hamilton’s
1887 Specimens of Wood Type, Bor-
ders, Rules, Etc.


Name used, and first showing, by
other manufacturer:
Tubbs, No 33 (1908)
Catch word No 9, No 10 & No 11
Hamilton Mfg Co
10 line
These were first shown in Hamilton’s
1887 Specimens of Wood Type, Bor-
ders, Rules, Etc.


Name used, and first showing, by other
manufacturer:
Tubbs, No 41, No 39 & No 40 (1908)