A French Antique with SE split shade and ornamentation. Caps descend. Designed by Herman Ihlenburg and issued by MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan in 1870. [Reichardt 2011] Patented May 24, 1870.
Adopted for phototype by Photo-Lettering [PLINC 1965] and also by VGC, as part of the T.J. Lyons Antique Type Collection, Volume I. [1967 specimen]
Franklin Phidian NF (Nick’s Fonts, 2014) is a digital interpretation based on a showing in Franklin’s 1897 catalog and is used for the sample.
Phidian in use
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