Old Volkswagen Clock Numerals.

andysapp's picture

Hello All,

I am trying to nail down the numeral set from old Volkswagen clocks. These clocks would be 70's-era, found in Beetles and Microbus' (Type 1 and Type 2, respectively).

Here are two photos with the numerals in question (I believe the top photo is a newer version... either of these will work for what I need them for):

Any help in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks.

marcox's picture

Bee will get you close:
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/bee/

as will Univers 39 Thin Ultra Condensed:
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/agfa/univers/39-thin-ultra-condensed/

The main differences are in the high waist of the 3 and the way the crossbar of the 4 ends at the stem.

andysapp's picture

Thanks so much, friend! I think you are right. Bee will get me there. I can at least modify it by hand to make it closer. It doesn't have to be perfect... just ballpark, so THANK YOU!

Bryan E Burke's picture

Yes, Marcox is probably correct. However, these are 3 dimensional objects the type is on. Any angles or curvature on the objects from aging or manufacturing or even the optical qualities of the glass could easily obscure the similarities and small differences between these two sets of numbers. Only a physical inspection can say for sure.

Sorry if I am being two picky. It is the engineer in me. Actually, I just stumbled upon your forum through my search for a different kind of VW Clock. I was looking for sites that sell VW Hubcap Clocks.

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