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tall slab from specimen "TYPE and RULE"

Any ideas? Looks like a foundry specimen of some sort. Similar typefaces also accepted, as WhatTheFont was entirely unhelpful on the matter. Thanks!
asked by Kim Jun 5, 2016

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Always credit your sources. This was tweeted by Tobias Frere-Jones, who said it is from the John Ryan Foundry, 1894. In this era typefaces often had no names as we do today, often going only by a number and their size; in this case "Eight-line Pica". I know of no digital revival of this particular face, but here are some similars:

answered by Stewf Expert (3,412 points) Jun 6, 2016