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Author Topic: Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please  (Read 393 times)

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Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please
« on: September 10, 2013, 04:44:34 AM »
I have some German 5 Liter gas cans like this.


( Not my pics, these are better than my phone cam can take)


 Any ideas what font the lettering is ?
« Last Edit: September 10, 2013, 04:47:40 AM by Ice »
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 04:53:15 AM »
Kraftstoff is "Fuel" for an engine.  Feuergefahrlick is "Inflammable" or "Fire Hazard".
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Re: Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 04:57:27 AM »
Correct, but what type style is the font ?
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Re: Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 07:45:09 AM »
It's not the standard DIN 1451 adopted in 1938 which is found on most cans.  Similar, but the long tailed "f" isn't standard nor is the sort of flat/not curved "r".
I'd figure post-war commercial?
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Re: Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 05:36:16 PM »
Modern Krafstroff typeface is pretty darn close.

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Kraftstoff-Typeface/10030933

Scroll down for the full alphabet, letters, and characters.

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Re: Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 01:24:40 AM »
Danke shoen !
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Re: Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 03:21:58 AM »
O.k. I found a way to get half decent pics.

 These will get stenciled "Benzin fur motorrad"
« Last Edit: September 11, 2013, 03:23:59 AM by Ice »
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 03:30:22 AM »
To differentiate from "Wasser"?
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Re: Can anyone Identify the font on this gas can please
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 04:39:15 AM »
To differentiate from "Wasser"?

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 Just kidding. The one for water will just get a big white cross painted on it and no stencil.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

REA #136

"TIMEX", the '06 Iron Barrel Military that takes me everywhere I want to go... and some places I shouldn't.