Re: Mather reefer lettering


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 30, 2011, at 4:32 PM, richtownsend@... wrote:

In the late 1950's was there a standard lettering size used on
Mather reefers? If the answer is "they followed the AAR standard,"
what size lettering would that be?
Rich, Mather apparently conformed with AAR standards of that period,
which were 9" for reporting marks, 7" for numbers, 4" for end
reporting marks and numbers, 3" for weight data, and 2" for
dimensional data. Other lettering, where present, followed those
sizes, and its easy to tell from photos what size it was (e.g., "THE
RATH PACKING CO." and 'REFRIGERATOR" were 9", leasing info. was 3").

Richard Hendrickson

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