A sans serif of very irregular shape and moderate contrast. Origin unclear. Shown by various foundries under various names: Gothic No. 4 (Boston), Gothic and Gothic No. 3 (Franklin, MS&J), Gothic No. 5 (Palmer & Rey).
Shown in Germany as Grotesque (Flinsch, c.1861) and Grotesque-Schriften (Schelter & Giesecke, c.1862–67). [Soskolne]
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