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Curious about this font posted on r/VintageMenus: "The Canopy, Brighton Michigan, February 16, 1965"


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4 hours ago, JonathanB said:

how this menu was produced. (Typewriter?)

It appears so.

4 hours ago, JonathanB said:

It looks like an IBM Selectric font

Selectrics weren’t the only typewriters with script typestyles. I think your sample is from a Smith-Corona Electra , upon which this typeface is based. A very similar design was available on the Hermes 3000.

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6 minutes ago, Riccardo Sartori said:

It appears so.

Selectrics weren’t the only typewriters with script typestyles. I think your sample is from a Smith-Corona Electra , upon which this typeface is based. A very similar design was available on the Hermes 3000.

That’s amazing, thank you. I had no idea that typewriters were available with such unusual, unchangeable fonts. So you might need an entirely separate typewriter for your more formal correspondence. Fascinating.

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Jonathan with the selectric typewriter you only need to change the actual printing head. Here is a video to demonstrate the process:

 

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4 hours ago, Gecko said:

Jonathan with the selectric typewriter you only need to change the actual printing head. Here is a video to demonstrate the process:

 

Right. I know the Selectric has changeable heads. I’ve owned a few. But apparently this font is from a different typewriter, a Smith-Corona Electric, which uses typebars, which are *not* changeable. So apparently you’d have one typewriter dedicated to a font. Which is probably why the IBM Selectric destroyed the Smith-Corona.

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