A left-leaning bottom-heavy design of unknown origin. A foundry version is shown in a 60pt size in Phillips’ Old Fashioned Type Book (1945) as Backhand, and again by Tri-Arts Press as No. 205, Backhand. [1966 catalog] Also included in a Morgan Press catalog of wood type as W-372. [c.1964 catalog]
A phototype adaptation is shown in Photo-Lettering’s Alphabet Thesaurus, vol. 2 (1965) as Xenotype 3983, and in their One Line catalog (1971) as Backhand Xenotype.