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    Lettering: Gaspipe

    This style of lettering was most common in the 1930s–50s, but used up to the 1980s. It’s typified by a simple, almost modular construction of even strokes and rounded corners on a rectangular grid (think pipes!). Signpainters & makers often used this style as it was easy to learn and quick to produce. Flat- or round-topped ‘A’, ‘M’, and ‘N’s are common in gaspipe lettering. Sometimes strokes end at a jaunty angle, but mostly its fairly straightforward. Gas-pipe style fonts:

    Lettering: Gaspipe

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