R/E/P Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: U87/67/269 font  (Read 405 times)

jomo1234

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2
  • Real Full Name: Joel Morowitz
U87/67/269 font
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:18:07 pm »

Can anyone tell me which font is used in the black banding on the bottom bell of U87/67/269 microphones?

Thank you!
Logged

klaus

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1654
Re: U87/67/269 font
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 01:42:46 am »

A special price was just awarded to you, for asking the most esoteric question ever on this forum. The price money will arrive in a neutral envelope, to protect our privacy.

Fonts on Neumann's anodized i.d. band have changed through the years. It would help to post a close-up of a band from the era you have in mind.
 
Logged
Klaus Heyne
German Masterworks®
www.GermanMasterworks.com

gtoledo3

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 47
  • Real Full Name: George Toledo
Re: U87/67/269 font
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 09:34:31 am »

I am looking at a couple different eras, and see total style consistency with Helvetica Bold, and some that appear to simply be Helvetica. Characters and default kerning appear to be a match for Helvetica. I have only examined a couple different era labels on U87s.

Keep in mind that in order to obtain the final line weight, character size, etc,  that it is not necessarily uncommon to commission someone to make a customized version of a font.
Logged

klaus

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1654
Re: U87/67/269 font
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 12:34:01 pm »

Helvetica may be the case on pre-1986 models. Later versions (U87Ai) changed the font/size several times.
Logged
Klaus Heyne
German Masterworks®
www.GermanMasterworks.com
Pages: [1]   Go Up