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In De Vinne's "The Practice of Typography: Plain Printing Types", there's a sample of a face that's intriguing for its use of what are often called "hybrid" numerals:
That's actually a collage from a more extensive setting. The font is the #19 of the Phelps, Dalton & Co., and was probably made at the end of the 19th century. This makes it the earliest "true" hubrid numeral scheme I've encountered - in fact by far: the most recent ones I knew of previously were in Fenway (Carter) and some of de Groot's work. The Austin numerals (like the kind Carter has recreated in Miller) have some hybrid traits, but I find them too irregular (although in a nice way) to really qualify as a scheme.
Anyway, this might be an opportunity to find a better name for "hybrid numerals", and I propose calling them "Boston numerals", not just because of this Phelps design, but also because Carter is in Boston. Luc[as] loses out though. :-(
What do you guys think?
(I hope Rodolfo and Kent are listening...)