This jovial dual-case tuscan, once known as Ornamented No. 1540, was designed by German immigrant Henry Brehmer. He patented it in March–April, 1876 and assigned the rights to David Wolfe Bruce of George Bruce’s Son & Company (New York) [USPTO D9184].

Nicolette Gray writes that it was shown (tradename unidentified) by Miller & Richard (Edinburgh, San Francisco) in c1883.¹ It’s so nice that Dan X. Solo named it twice: Julie (1992) and Eclair (1976).² Since a 20th-century typeface bears the tradename Eclair, Julie is selected.

An important anonymous THP Partner has rescued this endangered typeface for use by future typographers who value its Victorian heritage.

More about Julie: forums.typeheritage.com/topic/julie/
More about THP revival projects: forums.typeheritage.com/status/
More cool undigitized fonts: forums.typeheritage.com/undigitized/

More updates of Nicolette Gray’s research of 19th-century type trends in Great Britain: forums.typeheritage.com/gray-chart/
¹Gray, N. (1938): XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages, page 206. Faber and Faber Limited, London.
²Solo, D.X.: Victorian Display Alphabets|100 Complete Fonts (1976), page 34 (Eclair); The Solotype Catalog of 4,417 Display Typefaces (1992), page 16 (Julie). Dover Publications, Inc. (Minneola, NY).
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