BLOCK TRANSFER

This transfer, appears to have been first used on post-war Path / Track frames only, but can also be found fitted on all manner of machines around the late 1960's. Though it was available in a similar number of colours it did not appear to have been as popular as the script transfer which it did not replace.

Triangle View












Like the script transfer before it, it was also used in combination with transfer panels, with the lettering in a contrasting colour. Some were also combined with a speed effect, by the addition of small trailing wings, from the top of the first letter of each word.

Unlike the script transfer, there does not appear to have been a shortened "The Scot" version.

Although the photograph above shows the transfer applied to all three main frame tubes, more typical application was to the down tube only on both sides.(The example shown was probably "overfinished" as it was intended to be on display in the Glasgow Transport Museum)

The Horizontal transfer (top & down tube) measured 225 mm x 20 mm.

Lettering on the the vertical transfer was sloped as seen on the left here, to ensure it would read correctly when applied to the seat tube.














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