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Does anyone know of a link, or have any info to the correct font types for the census number please? I know there's several different types and they're 2" characters. Any help appeciated. ta

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whilst applauding your pursuit of absolute perfection in all matters concerning whatever restoration you may be undertaking.............:angel:

...One has to ask.........

..the correct .........font ! ?:wow:

Is this not, perhaps..... a step a little too far?...

..would not 'painted in white, nice and clear about 2" high' be sufficient? :D

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There are several styles I have used on all my vehicles. My Jeep and 15 cwt lorries have a variety of styles, but they are all correct for the time, based on photo archive research. By correct i mean it in the same way as i would if describing any other finish. Would you put 'any 'old' green on your Jeep? No you'd buy the correct paint for the vehicle you wanted to have. That's why I'm asking....

 

Also i meant 1" not 2" size

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Dont know a particular font name for it but this period pic shows the style fine. All the numbers there, apart from 1 , 8 & 9, but enough info to make up your own version I would have thought? Lets see the results when its done! :-)

 

03 February 2012 (2)x.JPG

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Thanks Tony I'll check it out.

And thanks No Sigs for the pic. Yes photos to follow. I'll start a new thread on the resto, which is nearly done!

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Some serial numbers were factory-applied, thus generally in a standard format for particular manufacturers......

 

AMC (Matchless) and Ariel appear to have used stenciled format, whereas BSA, Norton, etc, appeared to use a block format, probably originally sign-written (painted) although evidence exists to indicate decals (transfers) were later-used, no doubt to speed-up volume production...........for the latter, try using waterslide classic motorcycle (front) numberplate decals...?

 

Sizes varied, but 1 & 3/4" seems to have been the norm...........

 

Best to study loads of period photos to get a feel for what is correct....although any variation is equally "accurate" in most cases....:-\

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