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Looking to identify the font used in the 1950s International Harvester signage

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I'm struggling to find the exact font that was used in the 1950s for International Harvester signage. Any help would be appreciated and I'm also open to similar font suggestions – particular focus on the 'R', 'W' and 'G' to closely match the original.

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Bjørn Edvard Torbo

Just posting a bigger version of the top image, for better reference quality.



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Ralf Herrmann

There is no reason to believe it matches any specific typeface, as typefaces at that time were made almost exclusively for printing. Signage was usually custom work only loosely based on print font styles. 

However, the general style in those pictures is present in fonts like Gills Sans and Johnston. More similar fonts here

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