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Stencil Gothic

The letter W of stencil gothic

Stencil-Gothic — designed and registered at the US-patent office in 1885 by John West of Brooklyn, New York — is the first known typeface that incorporates the stylistic feature of interrupted strokes in order to evoke the impression of stencil lettering. Digitised in collaboration with Ellmer Stefan. See the dedicated website for further information.

Stencil Gothic as shown in the specimen book.
Stencil Gothic as shown in the specimen book of Shniedewend, Lee & Co.
Basic character set of the typeface Stencil Gothic
Basic character set (there is only one case (upper)).
The letter T of stencil gothic
On some letters the ornament thwarts the stencil idea and introduces closed countershapes.

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