Font(s) from old engraved stationery and business cards

Eric Ladner's picture

The printing company where I work has produced letterhead, envelopes, and business cards for this customer since 2004, and we inherited the dies from another company, so I don't really know how old they are.

The upper line in the sample is from the letterhead, the second from an envelope, and the lower from the business card. At first glance (only) I thought they were the same, but the more you look, the more differences you find.

The name is all we have; the address, etc. appears to be AT Sackers Gothic.

The normal online automatic ID sites have come up blank. I'll check my books tonight, but I have more hope for the forum's collective knowledge.

Even allowing for old, worn dies, these letters are so crude, with so many variations, that I wonder if they were hand-drawn. The other possibility that occurs to me is that they from pantograph engraving fonts that have never been digitized.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

-Eric

PublishingMojo's picture

They look hand-drawn because that's how they used to do engraving. University Roman will be pretty close to these letters.

Eric Ladner's picture

Thank you - given how much variation in appearance the customer obviously tolerates, University Roman might just work!

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