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Posted 11/02/2021   5:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rismoney to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I came across this browsing on the upcoming Siegel sale
https://siegelauctions.com/2021/1245/pdf/2265.pdf

How in the world was that font written so neatly like that?
The drawings are wild too!
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Posted 11/02/2021   5:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That looks like Leroy, used by drafters in the old days of ink and paper drawings.
https://link.springer.com/content/p...3-0652-2.pdf
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Posted 11/02/2021   7:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Germania is correct, I believe. With a Leroy set, each one of those letters had to be inked on...and if you made a mistake...Too bad for you!
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Posted 11/02/2021   7:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add itma to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I used to do this back in the 1970s and early '80s but was never very happy with the results. It is difficult for a non-professional draughtsman to get the spacing correct between the letters. In particular, it was even more difficult to insert centred text. On top of that, maintenance of the draughting pens was always a chore I could do without but skipping this could ruin the pens which were not inexpensive. This was before the days of pigment liners.
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Posted 11/02/2021   7:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much!
I just watched this, and I can't believe the amount of labor! I don't think I can spend that much time writing things nor is my handwriting so interesting/neat. Anyone use a label maker with custom stamp pages? :)


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Posted 11/02/2021   8:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have used my computer and printer with quadrille pages, after experimenting with cheaper paper to get the spacing correct.
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Posted 11/02/2021   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That lot is a real labor of love, to assemble the collection of stamps, plan and configure the layout, and then execute it. Thanks Rismoney for posting this.
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Posted 11/02/2021   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
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A warm welcome to my world, which is Architecture. I have seen a lot of change since 1986, but have been with the same firm the whole time. I just lent a Structural engineer a roll of drawings from the late 70s that I knew he could scan himself. Not so long ago I would have had to get out the tape and fix up any drawings with ripped edges and carefully run them through the printer. I hope he's being careful...I am very glad that I don't have to rinse out pens anymore. Electrostatic plotters replaced the pen plotters, and now we just use a giant HP.
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