While my original impression was that the two fractional characters when typed together (similar to the smiley face on GP “Sunshine Script” elements) made a logo that looked like the Union 76 oil company logo, the Professor remarked that it looks more like a logo that was commonly used during the USA Bicentennial celebrations of 1976, and I agree. Perhaps this strange element was a special run for the ’76 celebrations, to capitalize on American fervor for colonial-style stuff during that year or so? The typeface’s lowercase does look very German Fraktur-like, while the uppercase seems more English-language calligraphic in style, and more readable than true Fraktur. Anyone have any experience with this typeface/ball care to comment?
And, in other Typewriter Database news, there is now a page for Xerox – culled from product introduction dates mentioned in a 1987 Xerox Factbook. All you Memorywriter wedge owners now have *something* to go by, which is better than what we had, which was *nothing at all*. :D