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Looking for the font of this Smith Corona Typewriter key legends

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Hi there!

I could definitely need some help from the experts here! I'm trying to identify the font of this Smith Corona typewriter key legends, as I need to recreate and print a few that I'm missing in a typewriter I'm restoring. Please, see files attached (the first one is mine)!

Thank you so much and have a nice day!

P.S.: That 'Q' is so intriguing! 



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9 hours ago, guilhermecw said:

That Q there

As Ralf said, even if based on an existing model, the letters were most probably adapted to better sit inside the keys.

Since you already have the |Q|, if you don’t have access to high resolution scans, my advice would be to look at the most similar version of Caslon* you can find, based on weight and contrast between strokes, and then using it to fill the missing letters.


* Look for "Related Typefaces", and then "More…", starting with the ones with a double serif on the |C|.

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