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A (working) hand-list of available wood type specimen catalog facsimiles and digital copies organized chronologically

by David Shields. Average Reading Time: about 3 minutes.

This list of digital copies is organized by date of original publication. The list is also available organized by collection and includes a short introduction.

The specimen book of types cast at the Austin Foundry. (1838) London: Wood & Sharwoods. [100–124]. (Not wood type but excellent examples of decorated display faces.)
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.319510020822920 

Specimens of Vanderburgh, Wells & Co’s Wood Type, Borders, Rules, &c. (1872). New York: Vanderburgh, Wells & Company.
https://iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests/view/drs:47180996$1i

Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, &c. (1874). Greeneville, Connecticut: William H Page & Company.
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/cul/texts/ldpd_10147342_000/
https://archive.org/details/ldpd_10147342_000/page/n1

Specimens of Wood Type. (1878). Norwich, Connecticut: William H Page Wood Type Company.
http://www.unicorngraphics.com/wood%20type%20museum/page1878/page1878.asp

Specimens of Holly Wood Type. (1881) Two Rivers, Wisconsin: Hamilton & Katz.
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/nnc2.ark:/13960/t68395m5x
https://archive.org/details/ldpd_12465515_000

New specimen book. (1884) San Francisco: Palmer & Rey. [145–164].
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t1vd6s06n

Condensed Specimen Book of Wood Type. (1890). Middletown, New York: Morgans & Wilcox Manufacturing Company.
http://www.unicorngraphics.com/wood%20type%20museum/morgans1890/morgansninety.asp

Specimens of New Process Wood Type! (1890). Norwich, Conn: Wm H Page Wood Type Company.
http://www.unicorngraphics.com/wood%20type%20museum/page-die/pagedie.asp

Specimens of Wood Type and Catalogue of Printers’ Wood Goods and Materials. (1893). New York: American Type Founders’ Company.
https://iiif.lib.harvard.edu/manifests/view/drs:47180997$1i

Revised Price List & Catalogue of Patent Hard-faced Machine-cut Wood Type, Printing and Bookbinding Materials. (1897) London: Day & Collins, Ltd.
http://type.org.uk/archive/day_and_collins/wood_type/index.html#page=1

Specimens of Type, Borders, Ornaments, Brass Rules and Cuts, etc. (1897) New York: American Type Founders Company. 753–768.
https://archive.org/details/specimensoftypeb00amer/page/n5

Wood Type. (1897). Toronto, Ontario: Toronto Type Foundry Company/ATF.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SilverBuckle.WoodtypeToronto

Specimens of Type, Borders & Ornaments, Brass Rules & Electrotypes. (1898) New York: American Type Founders Company. 793–816.
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433006348316

Specimens of Wood Letter, giving Number of Letters to the Foot, also Borders and Corners, Ornaments &c. (c1898) London: H.W. Caslon & Company, Ltd.
http://type.org.uk/archive/caslon/wood_type/index.html

Hamilton’s Wood Type, Catalog No 14. (1899) Two Rivers, Wisc: The Hamilton Manufacturing Company.
http://www.unicorngraphics.com/wood%20type%20museum/hamilton14/hamiltonfourteen.asp
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015019775728

Tubbs Wood Type. (c1903) South Windham, Connecticut: Tubbs & Company.
https://archive.org/details/case_wing_Z250_t884

Wood Letter Specimens. (19xx) Sheffield: H.M. Sellers & Company.
http://type.org.uk/archive/hm-sellers/type_specimens/index.html#page=1

Wood Letter Printers’ Joinery Machinery. (1915) Sheffield & London: Stephenson, Blake & Company, Ltd.
http://type.org.uk/archive/stephenson-blake/wood_letter_1915_stephenson_blake/index.html#page=1

Gothics and Wood Border. (1926). Two Rivers, Wisconsin: The Hamilton Manufacturing Company.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SilverBuckle.GothicsWood

Hamilton’s Wood Type: New Gothic Faces in Wood Type. (c1921–1927). Two Rivers, Wisconsin: The Hamilton Manufacturing Company.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SilverBuckle.HamiltonWood

Wood Type, Catalog No 38. (1938). Two Rivers, Wisconsin: Hamilton Manufacturing Company.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SilverBuckle.WoodTypeHam

Catalog of Type Faces and Supplies. (c1927–1938) Adrian, Michigan: Line-O-Scribe, Inc.
https://archive.org/details/LineOScribeTypeFacesAndSupplies

אותיות עץ, Wood Type. (c1940) Palestine: Zvi Bregman.
https://archive.org/details/Bregman1938WoodType/page/n11

Line-O-Scribe Sign Machines, Catalog No. M-656. (c1948–1963) Chicago: The Morgan Sign Machine Company.
https://archive.org/details/MorganLineOScribeCatalogM656

Add “Punch” to Your Printing with Hamilton Wood Type. (1951). Two Rivers, Wisconsin: Hamilton Manufacturing Company.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SilverBuckle.Punch

Woodtype: Selective Emphasis for Fine Typography. (1960). Two Rivers, Wisconsin: Hamilton Manufacturing Company.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SilverBuckle.Woodtype

DeLittle’s Wood Type Specimens.(1966) York: Robert D. Delittle.
http://type.org.uk/archive/delittle/wood_type/index.html#page=1

Sign up with The Showcard Machine. (1984) Chicago: Showcard Machine Co. 20–21.
https://archive.org/details/ShowcardMachineCo.Catalog