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I was traipsing around the internet recently and came across Daniel Rhatigan's picture of an old Monotype specimen on Flickr and his mention of an older thread here.
Tiffany says that it looks like the italic for Renner's Steile Futura, which is the starting point of another massive discussion here (which I confess I missed at the time). And I agree with her – the two faces are startlingly close, but Daniel's date for the Monotype specimen pre-dates Steile Futura by at least a decade.
At last I have got off my arse and done something about it (outlines in progress below), but the question I want to ask now is "Is Monotype Condensa an (English) knock-off of the (German) Steile Futura Italic?"