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“We build in steel” ads by Banister, Walton & Co. Ltd. (1938–1947)

Photo(s) by mikeyashworth. Imported from Flickr on May 1, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1938
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    Advert from 1947, ft.  and various styles from .
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    Advert from 1947, ft. Phosphor and various styles from Gill Sans.

    What a marvellous work in board and pen line! Showing the ‘old’ days of steel frame construction when health and safety was less of a rigorous concern this bold graphic certainly gives an excellent impression of such demanding and dangerous work.

    This series of similar adverts was issued in the mid-20th century. Banister, Walton & Co. Ltd. had addresses in London, Manchester & Birmingham. I’m inclined to think that Trafford Park was the centre of the company’s works.

    Advert from 1945, ft.  Bold.
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    Advert from 1945, ft. Gill Sans Bold.

    Advert from 1938.  is here paired with its plain cousin, .
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    Advert from 1938. Phosphor is here paired with its plain cousin, Erbar-Grotesk.

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