Table 1. BTF Fonts Acquired in 1870-1881, Before JFC Employment

Reference Number/Tradename(s)   USPTO Design Patent Application Designer JFC Cut? Earliest Named Specimen

Applicant Filed Issued No. BTF 1879 BTF 1880

1 Bank-Note Roman¹ J.K. Rogers Not dated until 1874 1870 D04529 Gilbert? Heyer? Y Y N

2 Bank-Note Italic#¹=Oblique Shaded# 1870 D04530 Y Y N

3 Card Ornamented Schraubstadter 1870 D04531 N Y N

4 Collegiate Gilbert 1871 D04563 Gilbert N Y N

5 Rimini 1871 D04627 N N N

6 Gothic Italic 1872 D05507 N N N

7 “New” Bostonian¹ J.K. Rogers 1871 D04981 Heyer? Gilbert? N Y N

8 Bank-Note Black Extended St. John 1871 D04982 N Y N

9 Tremont Schraubstadter 1872 D05493 N Y N

10 Combination Caps Heyer, not assigned. Witnessed by BTF Treasurer D.W. Rogers (J.K. Rogers’ brother) 1872 D05729 Heyer N Y N

11 Card Black 1872 D05759 N Y N

12 Compressed Black 1874 1874 D08240 N Y N

13 Vienna 1874 1875 D08241 N Y N

14 Nubian 1874 1875 D08242 N Y N

15 Bank-Note Italic Ornamented 1874 1875 D08376 N Y N

16 Copperplate Italic 1874 1875 D08243 N Y N

17 Harlem Text 1875 1875 D08244 N Y N

18 Harlem Shade 1875 1875 D08446 N Y N

19 Mayence 1875 1875 D08447 N Y N

20 Harlem Open#=Warwick# J.K. Rogers 1875 1875 D08559 N Y N

21 Boston Black¹ 1876 1876 D09167 Heyer? N Y N

22 Cheque¹ (JFC cut per T.J. Lyons) 1882 1882 D13098 Y Y N

23 Printers Italic¹ J.K. Rogers? Unknown Pending None Unknown N Y N

24 Valencia N Y N

25 Gothic Slope Y Y N

26 Armorial#=Templar#³ N N Y

27 Mercantile Sign Painter N N Y

28 Double-Scored Gothic² J.K. Rogers 1878 1878 D10752 J.K. Rogers? N Y Y

29 Motto 1879 1879 D11484 Unknown N N Y

30 Heraldic³ 1880 1880 D11978 N N Y

31 Single Scored Gothic² 1880 1880 D12035 J.K. Rogers? N N Y

32 Epitaph# 1880 1881 D12120 Unknown N N Y

33 Memorial 1880 1881 D12121 N N Y

34 Legend² 1880 1881 D12128 J.K. Rogers? N N Y

35 Mural#³ 1881 1881 D12289 Unknown Y N Y

36 Façade (Mural Derivative)³ Y Caslon 1886 (Gray 206)

37 Record 1881 1881 D12565 Y Palmer & Rey 1884

38 Mystic³ 1881 1882 D12869 N N Y

¹Probably designed by Andrew Gilbert (BTF 1862-c1872) or Carl/Charles E. Heyer (BTF 1867-1877). See also Oblique Shaded#, Herriett Sr./Conner 1874.

²Patent applications claim originality only for ornamentation (scoring, line finials, etc.) of “ordinary condensed gothic letters.”

³Caslon purchased rights to produce and/or distribute these fonts [Armorial BTF 1880; see also Hailing’s Circular 1879 and Gray 192, 206].



Table 2. BTF Fonts Acquired in 1881–1884, During JFC Employment

Reference Number/Tradename(s)   USPTO Design Patent Application Designer JFC Cut? Earliest Available Named Specimen

Applicant Filed Issued No.

39 Unidentified modern with thorns¹ J.K. Rogers 1882 1882 D12899 Unknown Y? None found

40 Linear¹ 1882 1882 D12900 Unknown Y? Palmer & Rey 1884

41 Boston Script=Revere Script (caps only) J.K. Rogers 1882 1882 D13196 Unknown N Palmer & Rey 1884

42 Albino¹ J.K. Rogers 1882 1882 D13197 Unknown Y Allison & Smith 1889

43 Munich (pair with Lubeck)¹ 1882 1882 D13276 Unknown Y

44 Bremen? (pair with Dresden)¹ J.K. Rogers 1882 1882 D13277 Cumming? Y? Central/Boston 1892

45 Dresden (pair with Bremen)¹ J.K. Rogers 1882 1882 D13278 Cumming Y Allison & Smith 1889

46 Lubeck (pair with Munich) J.K. Rogers 1883 1884 D15080 Unknown N? Central/Boston 1892

47 Bewick J.K. Rogers 1883 1884 D15081 Unknown N Allison & Smith 1889

48 Century# J.K. Rogers 1883 1884 D15082 Unknown Y Allison & Smith 1889

49 Autograph Script 1883 1884 D15083 Unknown Y Central/Boston 1892

50 Altona J.K. Rogers 1883 1884 D15084 Unknown N Central/Boston 1892

51 Moslem 1883 1884 D15117 Unknown N Cincinnati 1888

52 Mantua 1883 1884 D15476 Unknown N ATF-Pacific 1896

53 Magnolia Script (caps only) J.K. Rogers 1884 1884 D14963 Unknown Y Central/Boston 1892

54 Rubens# 1884 1884 D14964 Railroad Timecard Y Palmer & Rey 1884

55 Duerer# (Rubens derivative) Y Farley 1886

56 Soudan 1884 1884 D15277 Unknown Y Central/Boston 1892

57 Syrian (Soudan derivative) Y

58 Clark Script 1884 1884 D15477 Unknown Y

59 Skinner Script 1884 1885 D15777 Unknown Y

60 London=Enchorial [Gray 206-207] Caslon? Not patented in the US Unknown Y Caslon Circular 1884

61 Weimar J.K. Rogers? Unknown Pending 1886 None Unknown Y Inland Printer 3:412, 1886

62 Copley# Sign Painter Y Inland Printer 3:342, 1886

63 Banner None None Unknown Y Inland Printer Nov 1886

64 Latin Antique None Unknown Y Palmer & Rey 1887

65 Kismet, one size 1884 JKR rejected None Cumming Y Inland Printer
3:477, 1886

Kismet, four sizes 1886 JKR requested

66 Morris= None Unknown Y Caslon c1890?

Conner/ATF Condensed Runic None None Unknown N French <1865 [Gray]

¹Patent affidavits describe specimens as “taken from the types themselves.”