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ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 17:12
by Dean W.
Here's some photo's of one of my M1941 marmite cans with ETO BLOOD BANK stencils. I thought it turned out pretty good. I don't have a good photo of the shipping nomenclature that is on one side of the can so I'll do that one when I figure out what it is supposed to say. These are painted on. What do you guys think?
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Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 17:35
by sgtpeter
Looks pretty good Dean.

For the other side of the can, check out this post - about half way down page 2. There you will find what you seek ;)

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 18:03
by Dean W.
Thanks Peter, that helps alot.

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 18:16
by GliderRiderMedic
What do I think? I think I'm jealous. That's one of my dream items for some strange reason I can't put my finger on.

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 19:10
by Ben
Hi Dean,

Nice to see that you managed to select the correct font for use on the "ETO BLOOD BANK" marking. In case anyone else wishes to use this thread as reference, or the existing thread gets lost in the Forum, here are the correct markings to be applied for the small instructional texts:

TO BE USED ONLY
FOR WHOLE BLOOD
RETURN TO DESIGNATED
AIRFIELDS WITH RECIPIENT
SETS IMMEDIATELY WHEN EMPTY

Thanks and kind regards,
Ben.

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 02:58
by WC_54
Ben,

I did not realize until I read the post that I used the wrong font for the main letter on my "blood pail". Is there a font name for the large lettering and also one for the small? Are these true type fonts?

I want to do my last pail correctly.

Bill

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:11
by Ben
Hi Bill,

I actually made the font for mine, since I wasn't able to find the correct style and weight in any available commercial font. I'm sure that I have the PDF file somewhere of the resulting stencil, so when I'm able to find it, I will post it up here as an attachment.

Thanks,
Ben.

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 17:44
by Ben
Hi Bill and others,

I'm attaching a PDF of the font I created for spraying my Marmite Can. I hope that it will be of some use. You might need to print it in several parts and then create a single stencil, unless you're able to find a copy center that can print it on oversized card for you.

Mermite ETO Blood Bank Text.pdf
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Here is the other stencils I used on mine. "URGENT" should be applied to the lid:

Mermite URGENT Text.pdf
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Thanks,
Ben.

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 23:10
by WC_54
Ben,

Thank you very much for posting the correct labeling. I will complete it in the spring and post pictures when it is complete.

Bill

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 23:42
by Ben
Glad I could help, Bill. Can't wait to see how your project turns out.

Kind regards,
Ben.

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 23:57
by Greg Alexander
Awesome, that is one of my dream items also. Had a friend try to sell me his when I was restoring my ambulance and I decided to put the money into the ambulance instead... Still kicking myself over that one.

Ben, thanks for posting the Fonts.

Re: ETO Blood Bank marmite can

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 01:41
by Dean W.
Thanks for posting the files for the stencils, Ben. I may use those on my second can, even though I already have stencils like the one pictured for it. My letters seem a little "skinny" compared to the ones in the file. I also have a third can and inserts that will be a food container. My display keeps getting larger! I may need to get the 1/4 ton Bantam ready to haul more stuff in.