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fatsean

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Font ID: Alfereta Bold
« on: September 18, 2006, 01:55:30 AM »


I hope the picture appears - I haven't tried this before.

I have come across an old font from the Central Type Foundry.  I have searched & searched and contacted other letterpressmen, but have had no success identifying this font.   Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you

Scott



Jeff Zilles [jeffo]

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Re: Unknown font identification
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006, 03:21:39 AM »
Scott

Possibly Alfereta Bold - I have a sample of Alfereta as a normal font from an old Mecanorma catalog which gives the Foundry as P.L.I - whoever they are - someone else may be able to expand this information or show it to be completely false.

What size is the font and what grooves or other marks - if any - does it have ??

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Dave Hughes

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Re: Unknown font identification
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006, 04:17:50 PM »
Here's a digital version of Alfereta (not Bold though):

Looking at them both I would say they are similar but not the same, there is quite a marked difference in the upper case D for instance.
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SwissTypesetter

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Re: Unknown font identification
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2006, 12:47:40 PM »
the upper case "D" is not quite visible in lower righthand corner of the picture ... I think you looked at the "A" and compared it with the "D"?

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Re: Unknown font identification
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006, 01:59:33 PM »
Yes, you're right a bit of a mix-up. Having overcome that It has to be said that the upper case B looks a very good match!
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