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"ENGINEER" - It appears on the front of a Japanese Engineer compass from the 1960s.

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Same font on the second line - DIRECTIONAL COMPASS
please notice the straight G, Also the straight R's leg.
seems like its not Helvetica

Thanks!
asked by amirper (101 points) May 12, 2016

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Type on watches and other instruments don't always correspond to typefaces used in print. This resembles the sort of alphabet you used to see on lettering templates used by architects and engineers.

Some modern typefaces that might help you recreate the look:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/plastic-template/

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/latinotype/antartida/

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/brownfox/brutal-type/

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/suitcase/nudista/

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/martennettelbladt/miso/

answered by kthomps5 Expert (1,858 points) May 12, 2016
selected by amirper May 12, 2016
YEAH! thanks, plastic template was pretty accurate!
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