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Dennis Solomon
01-08-2009, 7:55 AM
I'm in need of this font I have looked all over and can find close but not exact. I believe it was created with a rotary engraver. this is a scaned picture with the background mostly removed. Thank you in advanced for any efforts made on your part, I have seen other miracles that have happen here I'm hopeing for one more

Scott Shepherd
01-08-2009, 8:46 AM

It's close to a font by Harold's fonts. Looks like yours is squished a little. You could certainly make your font taller or narrower to make it fit that form.

Thomas Bank
01-08-2009, 8:54 AM
Try this site: http://www.fonts.com/FindFonts/SearchBySight.htm

Unfortunately, most of the questions are on letters not shown in your example. But you may be able to extrapolate what the answers would be.

Mike Null
01-08-2009, 10:43 AM
It is a rotary font. Here's a close but not exact match conveted to a Corel file.

If there's a small file you want me to make for you let me know.

Mike Mackenzie
01-08-2009, 12:40 PM

Do you know what rotary engraving system this was done on? if so those fonts were created for those engravers and maybe someone here has that engraver and font and can create the verbiage you need.

Mark Winlund
01-08-2009, 2:06 PM
It is Double Line Century. A very common engraving font. You could get close with an outline truetype font. Try Caslon open.


Dennis Solomon
01-08-2009, 9:11 PM
I would like to thank all of you for the great information it looks like the caslon open font will work again thank you! sorry it took so long to respond it was one of those days work and then wrestling match tonight