Nicolette Gray documents this face as “Ornamented No. 2, Caslon c1844”;¹ Kelly illustrates a specimen from George Bruce dated 1837.²

Another early specimen is shown as Lyonnaisés [Lyon] by Tarbé in 1839. Tarbé does not show it in 1835; sometime between publication of these two catalogs, Tarbé became “Successor to F. Didot.” The most likely conclusion is that the design originated with Didot ≤1839.

Thanks to Dan X. Solo (or T.J. Lyons?), it is better known today as Broadcast. This letterpress typeface has been digitally archived for posterity.

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¹Gray, N. (1938): XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, page 183. Faber and Faber Limited, London.
²Kelly, R.R. (1977): American Wood Type, 1828–1900|Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types, page 198. Litton Educational Publishing, Inc./Van Nostrand Reinhold Company (New York 1969). Reprinted by DaCapo Press, Inc. (New York 1977).
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