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lucadelcarlo's picture

Would this be the type from a Selectra typewriter perhaps, or what is this font actually?
Appreciatively,
Luca

Jan's picture

Courier.

Té Rowan's picture

Oh, and IBM called'em Selectric, btw. Aside: IBM loaned their Courier to the Unix/X community.

lucadelcarlo's picture

The sample is from a science textbook printed in the mid-1970s. The use of Courier, to my understanding, was then associated with typewriters almost exclusively. Would it have also been used in printed works with any frequency? I might assume a more perhaps refined face would have been utilized for printing, a more involved process than working on a personal machine and thereby avoiding the typewriter associations. The text appears to have the absolute most basic layout possible, as if stemming from someone's Masters thesis from the period that was then published. What I'd like to know, by examining this sample, can it be said whether this was typeset printed material, or does it come directly from a Selectric or similar typewriter?

Appreciatively,
Luca

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