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Vtg Stencil Marsh




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   Source style is exclusively available on astype.de.


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The Vtg Stencil fonts from astype are based on real-world stencils from several countries.

The Marsh design was drawn from authentic 1 inch stencils, cut by a late Marsh Model R machine. Marsh had been making stencil machines since 1922 and was the fourth manufacturer of stencil machines in the world, alongside Bradley, Diagraph and Ideal. Marsh built stencil machines for 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch stencils – with small differences between the stencil sizes. Even within the same stencil size there can be slight differences depending on the year of manufacture. The letter design is based on a thin, slightly narrow sans serif and strictly monospaced. This leads to some optical problems with wide and narrow letters such as M, W, and I.

Marsh stencil machines, like those of competitors Bradley-Diagraph and Ideal, were also used by the US Army and Navy, particularly during the Second World War and the Korean War. Marsh Co.'s best selling stencil machine during WWII was the Model S for ¾" stencils.

Regular is the most refined style. I reworked the spacing and some of the proportions and made the bridges narrower - of course this style is kerned. The Mono style retains most of my design changes, but is monospaced. The Source style is very close to the original cut, but I had to fix the ugly curve of the letter S. The numbers 1 and 0 and the letters I and O have the same design.

Signature letters are A, M, V, W & and the figure 5.








Facts about the Marsh Company

The Marsh company was founded on December 21, 1920 as Marsh Shipping Service Inc. by John William Marsh. In 1922 the company changed the name into Marsh Stencil Machine Company and the first Marsh stencil machine was build. In 1988, the company changed its name again to better reflect its focus on new product areas. The traditional manual stencil machine business was no longer the primary business, so the two words "Stencil Machine" were dropped from the company name. The company was now simply called Marsh Company. In 1998, the previously family-run company was sold to Videojet Technologies Inc. On December 20, 2000, former employees formed MSSC LLC (Marsh Shipping Supply Company) to continue the production and support of manual Marsh stencil machines. But the Marsh brand still belongs to Videojet.

For more infoformation about the history of Marsh Company click here!

 
models of Marsh stencil cutting machines
Machine Name
 
die (punch) size
 
weight: lbs / kg
 
weight: lbs / kg
(ca.1960)
weight: lbs / kg
(ca.1980)
size in inch
 
production time
first year
Model 75 ¾ inch - - - - 1922 - 1925
Model A ¾ inch - - - 21 x 16 x 10 Q4 1923 - 1940
Model M ½ inch - - - 21 x 16 x 10 1925 - 1940
introducing casted punches
Model R 1 inch 145 / 66 125 / 57 - 24 x 18 x 10 1940
Model S ¾ inch 100 / 45 95 / 43 - 21 x 16 x 10 1940
Model H ½ inch 100 / 45 95 / 43 - 21 x 16 x 10 1940
Model Q ¼ inch 100 / 45 95 / 43 - 21 x 16 x 10 ca. 1956
first electric machines, 1946 — 47
Model ER 1 inch - 150 / 68 119 / 54 - 1947
Model ES ¾ inch - 120 / 54 98 / 45 - 1947
Model EH ½ inch - 120 / 54 98 / 45 - 1947
Model EQ ¼ inch - 120 / 54 98 / 45 - 1947
ER, ES, EH, EQ electric models
 

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