Vtg Stencils US No. 2

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The Vtg Stencil fonts from astype are based on real world stencils from several countries. The US No.2 design was derived from an original one inch Reese's Eureka stencil kit.

The first interlocking stencil kits with a great market success were invented in 1876 (US Patent No. 173 058) by Samuel W. Reese. The kits were marked under the label Reese's Eureka. Later the part Eureka was dropped and the kits were sold under the mark Reese's only. Reese's stencils became very known for many years. Today you can buy lots of used kits on ebay. This design is known till today under the name 2A or 2A Roman font. The competitors like Carragan, Dunlap, Fletcher, Monce, Stafford, Wards and many more used the same design. Only true experts will note the little differences on some letters like R, Q, 5, $, ¢ and & – but the overall impression of the letter and figure designs is the same. (for the US market) Stencil cutters often used pre-made stencil cutting tools to reproduce these shapes even if they made custom work. So we can say this design is a blueprint of American stencil history.

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Historic US-American Trademarks and Companies
selling sets of single stencil plates in a "1A Roman" design
Heureka by S.W. Reese & Co., Chicago, Illinois interlocking plates pat.1876
Reese's by C.H. Hanson interlocking plates 1900-1960
C.H. Hanson (Reeses), Naperville, Illinois int. plates 1960-today
Carragan's Stencil Combination simple plates 18??
Staffords's Stencil Combination simple plates 18??
S. G. Monce int. plates 1900?
Stencil Outfit (a wooden box) by New York Stencil Works int. plates 1918
Quick Lock by The Fletcher, Terry Company, Forestville, Connecticut int. plates 1920?
Dunlap by Sears Roebuck and Co., Chicago, Illinois int. plates 1940-?
Gerneral Stencils, Inc., Brooklyn N.Y. int. plates 1940-?

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