MIFCO - McEnglevan Industrial Furnace Company, Inc

Pattern Letter Fonts

Pattern letter fonts are used for a variety of purposes. When used with foundry patterns or match plates, the pattern letters are attached to the pattern. The letters or numbers identify and give the name and part fonts (1)numbers of the casting. This enables the customer to identify and order correct replacement parts. The leading style for pattern letters is a SHARP FACE GOTHIC. It is a clean design that draws perfectly from sand. This style is made in sizes from 1/8″ through 1″; in 1/8″ increments – standard stock size is 15 – 1/2″. Special sizes are available by special order. Gothic style is illustrated above.

Some letters and numbers are used more frequently than others. An assortment that has multiples of these letters and numbers is called a Letter Font. Using a Pattern Letter Font helps to eliminate the constant problem of re-ordering the more frequently used letters and numbers. The Font we suggest has been developed over years of experience in Pattern Shops and Foundries and contains 125 letters and figures in the following assortment:

5 – Each of the following: A, E, I, N, O, P, R, S, T, 1, 9

3 – Each of the following: B, C, D, F, G, H, J, L, M, U, W, Y, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 0

2 – Each of the following: K, Q, V, X, Z

The 1/2″ Sharp Face Gothic Style is the more popular size and is furnished with the Foundry Shop Packages.

FONT LF-50 – Pt. No. 031640 – 1/2″ Sharp Face Gothic

NOTE: All standard letters are made from white metal (lead).