Wood type, sans serif ID

5star's picture

My new print shop has this awesome drawer type of which I was given that ampersand! Is the type Futura? I think it is, I think I got this one...

The size of the type is 94.5pt ...or at least the ampersand measures 1 5/16"

:)

Thanks in advance!

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donshottype's picture

Not certain what you are saying. Was the ampersand with the drawer of type or from somewhere else?
Anyway, everything looks like Futura Bold to me
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/futura/bold/glyphs.html
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/futura/
Easier to compare if you mirror the image


Don

5star's picture

Thanks Don!

Yes, the ampersand was with the drawer of type ...now it's with me. Nice gift from my new print shop.

I guess there's no way of telling the age of the type?

donshottype's picture

Paul Renner designed Futura in 1927-30, so no older than that.
Don

5star's picture

How interesting, thanks again :)!

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