Leroy Lettering Set Keuffel and Esser Vintage Drafting Tools 1960's Vintage Lettering Art Tools epsteam dailyetsysales TVAT

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Leroy II Lettering Set Keuffel and Esser Vintage Drafting Tools 1960's Vintage Lettering Art epsteam dailyetsysales TVAT

I love this set. I had to go on You Tube to learn how to use it. Did you know that "The Leroy Lettering Set from Keuffel & Esser Co. was a marvel in its day. Most all EC and Classics Illustrated comics were lettered with this. The letters were singularly traced from the Leroy with a stylus, at the same time reproducing an exact duplicate of each letter on the drawing paper. An experienced speedy user could really set the woods on fire with this! For architects and engineers, plans needed to be legible to avoid confusion. In 1937 the K+E Leroy lettering tools were released and became so popular that by the 1960’s the GSA required all engineering documents being submitted to the US Government to be lettered in the K+E Gothic template. Each guide contains a series of characters engraved into the surface. The stylus follows these engravings and transfers them to paper via an attached ink nib, pen or pencil. The stylus can be adjusted to write at an angle with the adjustment of one of the arms. While it may seem barbaric by today’s standards in practice it is quite easy to use and I can see why it became so popular." There are 12 templates in this set as well as 12 pin points. As far as I can tell, the only thing need is a re-supply of ink.

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