Upholstery font

soulspoon's picture

I am curious to identify this font which I've found in a book on upholstery.

The book is called 'Upholstery A Step-by-Step Guide' by Jeanne Argent (Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1974 - ISBN 0600381196). The font is used for chapter titles throughout the book - the attached image is an example of its use.

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donshottype's picture

At first this heavy thick and thin with a circa 1900 feel reminded me of John F. Cumming's Binner Poster of 1898 http://www.identifont.com/find?font=Binner+Poster&q=Go but it's quite different. Perhaps one of the photo-lettering era designers?
Still looking.
Don

Mike F's picture

I just went through the whole 1980 VGC catalog and it wasn't in there. (most earlier VGC fonts would still have been in there).

bojev's picture

I went through the 1976 VGC catalog and it is not in it either - it sure looks like photo-type but can't find it yet. Also did 70's Letraset and Chartpak catalogs.

soulspoon's picture

Thanks very much. Is it useful if I scan another heading with other letter combinations?

donshottype's picture

Yes, it would be useful if you scan more. Look forward to seeing whatever you can post, if possible including earmark letters like G & Q. Space here is free so there is no limit on how many you scan :)
Don

donshottype's picture

The font may have been derived from a circa 1900 ATF typeface Florintine Bold Extra Condensed


Source American Typefounders/Daystrom specimen book 1906.
Don

bojev's picture

Good find Don - ATF Florintine Bold Condensed also looks good as a possible starting point. URW/SoftMaker has a digital font called Florintine that has some glyphs that relate but not all.

soulspoon's picture

Hi, Please see below


donshottype's picture

The _f_ shouts "I'm from about 1900!"
The search continues.
Don

soulspoon's picture

Thanks!

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