Nameplate script from pre-WWII Packard automobiles

KG.'s picture

Hello - can anyone identify the name of the typeface used on the nameplates of certain Packard automobiles made in the very late 1930's and early 1940's? A few samples are attached. Would also appreciate hearing about any similar typefaces. I did search the Typophile forums prior to posting, and hope I didn't miss anything. Much thanks for any guidance. Kevin

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donshottype's picture

Enchanting, futuristic and stylish Art Deco script lettering that would make a very appealing font. I doubt that it was a font at the time, although someone might have subsequently made a font based on the letters.
I can give you some leads to similar type faces, which I offer in no particular order.
1. Free Fonts
Eduardo Tunni: Warnes http://www.fontspace.com/eduardo-tunni/warnes
Nick Curtis: Uppen Arms NF http://www.fontspace.com/nicks-fonts/uppen-arms-nf, Dymaxian Script http://www.fontspace.com/nicks-fonts/dymaxion-script
Tup Wanders: Remarcle http://www.fontspace.com/tup-wanders/remarcle
Shy Foundry: SF Americana Dreams http://www.fontspace.com/shyfoundry/sf-americana-dreams
Font Mesa: Ferro Rosso http://www.fontspace.com/fontmesa/ferro-rosso
2. Pay fonts:
Magneto http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_bureau/magneto_ot/ot_ps, Streamline http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_bureau/streamline_ot/ot_ps, Neon Stream http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_bureau/neonstream_ot/ot_ps, Rocket http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_bureau/rocket_ot/ot_ps, Raceway http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_bureau/raceway_ot/ot_ps, Cottingley http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/device_fonts/cottingley_ot/ot_ps, Air conditioner http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_diner/air_conditioner_ot/ot_ps, Continental Railway http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_diner/continental_railway_o..., Emblem Chief http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_diner/emblem_chief_ot/ot_ps, Permanent Waves Expanded http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_diner/permanent_waves_expan..., Permanent Waves
http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/font_diner/permanent_waves_ot/ot_ps
Hooptie Script http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fdi/hooptie-script/, Cabriolet http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/vargusjohn/cabriolet/, Cabriolet V8 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/vargusjohn/cabriolet-v8/, Frigidaire http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/frigidaire/, Belair http://www.fontbros.com/families/belair/?code=identifont, Permanent Waves http://www.fontdiner.com/menu_doggie.html Emblem Chief http://www.fontdiner.com/menu_cfp.html
Don

Ryuk's picture

Adding my little contribution to this priceless list of connected script by Don (Thanks!): a list of "Connected Chrome Scripts" at Fontshop, some tags at MF "here and here

KG.'s picture

While I'm still checking with Packard aficionados - with no result just yet - I'd like to thank donshottype and Ryuk for your useful and erudite comments!

Kevin

donshottype's picture

Thank you Kevin, I'm happy to learn that I'm now erudite. Happy to join that refined group!:)
Don

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