Released by Johnson Type Foundry circa 1860. [Reichardt 2011] Shown in Farmer’s 1867 specimen as Arcadian. A wood type version is shown by Harrild & Sons as Ornamented 10-line.
Adopted for phototype by VGC, as part of the T.J. Lyons Antique Type Collection, Volume I. [1967 specimen] Also by Photo-Lettering. [PLINC One-Liner] A “redrawn and completed” version by Armin Haab and Walter Haettenschweiler is reproduced in Lettera 3, 1968.
Digitally revived as OPTI Fantail (Castcraft, ©1990–1993) and as Wanted RB (Richard Beatty, 1991).
Fantail in use
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