I am trying to discern the name of a Spanish printer in very small print
August 10, 2013 7:39 PM   Subscribe

I have an antique label from a Spanish olive oil producer. The printer's name is at the bottom of the label in minuscule print. Even with a pretty good magnifying glass, the name is difficult to make out. It looks like "Huryabo" or "Hunyabo" or "Hursabo" or something like that. The name is followed by the place name "Jerez". I would like to know what the correct spelling of this printer's name is and when this print shop was in operation. Thanks. The label is probably from sometime between 1930 and the 1950s.
posted by kirsti to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
Can you post a picture so maybe the hive mind can help you decipher it?
posted by ian1977 at 7:59 PM on August 10, 2013

Here is a link: http://www.finitesite.com/kirstituomi/images/ool_elguard.jpg

This scan is not much help, since the printer's name cannot be seen. My ultimate goal is to determine the age of this label fairly accurately. Secondarily, I would like to know what the printer's name is.
posted by kirsti at 8:11 PM on August 10, 2013

Here is another link: http://www.todocoleccion.net/etiqueta-aceite-guadalquivir-sevilla-anos-40-50~x16914339
posted by kirsti at 8:17 PM on August 10, 2013

posted by Knappster at 8:44 PM on August 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

@Knappster: It could be Hurtado, which is a good Spanish last name. The name on the label is written in all caps. The next to the last letter looks like B instead of D. Mind you, this print is extremely small. The fourth letter is simply difficult to make out. No doubt, just a speck or two are missing, which, given the minuscule size of these letters, is critical.
posted by kirsti at 9:19 PM on August 10, 2013

I Googled "Imprenta Hurtado Jerez", and got this result: http://jerezfilatelico.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/vinetas-de-jerez.html. I'd bet money on the printer being Hurtado.
posted by kandinski at 3:58 AM on August 11, 2013

@Kandinski: Great! Yes, it is undoubtedly Hurtado. Thanks for the link. I like this.
posted by kirsti at 5:42 AM on August 11, 2013

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