Here at Hamilton, wood type is our business. Beginning in 1880, James Edward Hamilton made type unlike all the rest. In a short time Hamilton became an industry leader.
George Liesch, a second generation type cutter, has been hard at work creating 100% Hamilton wood type. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of Hamilton history, made right here at the museum.
These ampersands are made from an original pattern on our pantograph. The wood is type high end grain maple at .918 inches and ready for letterpress printing. The price is for one piece. They are 6 picas tall or about 1 inch.