Can someone who isn't graphically challenged change the color on the green decal to match the other?
I also noticed that the "made by" is curved and has a dot on each end. Could someone fix that?
Assuming the smaller box contains a totally correct decal then there are a lot of things that don't match like the font used for most of the lettering is a more modern font and not squared off on the ends of each graphical straight line end. The "MADE IN U.S.A." is too tall and is not parallel to the lower elliptical edge of the decal. The ends of the 2 areas your are trying to recolor are not supposed to be vertical straight line segments but rather appear to be curved and asymptotic to the main elliptically shaped edge. Do you have a really good full size decal that one could copy from since it might be just easier to start over? The graphic isn't that big.
John, thanks for input. I don't have a decal handy. Actually, this is not for me, but I have been asked by a friend for some help. If anyone has a good picture of a proper decal, it might come in handy.
An actual size decal or close up picture with a accurate ruler also in the picture and parallel to the bottom is a good way to start. Color shades are the hardest to get exactly correct but obviously you are not asking for exact match as you are looking for something way closer than the totally wrong color
I bought some of those on ebay a couple of months ago. I don't remember who the seller was, but I might have that info if someone wants it.
I can stand to be corrected on this, but I think the green decals are correct also. I think they were used later (maybe after or during WW2)??. The red ones are correct for Ts and A vintage. I can not give a reference for the green ones but something in my old worn out brain says I have seen them before. (as in years ago before).
My wife could easily do that for you on photoshop. Just give me the green light if he want her to do it.
The actual size is 1.75" x 1.125"
I would be most grateful to anyone who would be able to supply me with a few for future restorations of the KR Wilson HCCT.
The one decal shown above, with the orange/red background, was a decal purchased on ebay. However, they completely fell apart in the water and were not usable. The one shown was attached with a spray adhesive. And, it was the last one that I had. Here is the tester with the decal attached.
It worked out ok, but not really what I was after.
Here is the tag before restoration of the HCCT.
And here is the HCCT with the new decal attached.
I am just out of the hospital with kidney surgery (pyeloplasty) and am essentially flat on my back for a while, so I thought I'd try my hand at redoing the decal. Here is my attempt. It appears from my original decal on my HCCT that the "MADE BY" at the top is straight. How are the colors?
It looks great to me!
The colors look good.
I hope you are doing well after surgery.
OK, I'll make a sheet at 1.75 X 1.125
Thanks for the offer to help Jim.
Brent, please PM me with your address.
John, you had me reaching for my dictionary with 'asymptotic'. I understand what you are saying now. However, the dictionary says "a straight line that continually approaches a given curve but does not meet it". Now I am totally confused! [ not that hard these days] If such a line is contained within an elipse, how can it not meet the curve? If it is outside the elipse, it can approach the curve and then depart, getting further away! Now you know why I failed Maths!!!
Allan from down under.
I confess that probably the word asymptotic is not correct but there are not a lot of terms that deal with an ellipse and most geometric terms deal with circles and lines. Probably a better choice would have been tangent to the inside edge of the ellipse. You correctly identified the part that I was trying to explain was not as per the sample shown. It would appear that they used a segment of a circle to wrap the ends of the upper and lower portions of the label and that circle segment was then tangent to the horizontal line on one end of that line and tangent to the ellipse boundary on the other end. That perhaps is a better wording of what I was trying to say. In AutoCad that would be easy to accomplish since there is a way of drawing a circle with a TTR option which allows one to specify a circle tangent to both a line and an ellipse and then at a specific radius. The circle can then be trimmed to remove the part that is not wanted by specifying the trim points as being at the intersections of the circle and the ellipse and the circle and the line. AutoCad is old but it has some really powerful commands buried in it if you can figure them out. When it comes to actually drawing things and manipulating text it is way more powerful than Photoshop but Photoshop can do way more with colors including masking and blending. One can spend hours fooling with tiny labels and meter face artworks but near perfection is possible with enough effort.
Brent, they're on their way there!
One item that Tom originally mentioned but got missed later in the thread is that the "made by" words at the top should have a dot on each end and the text should be curved to match the contour of the logo. I tried doing this in my Corel Paintshop Pro software - adding the dots was easy, but I couldn't figure out a way to curve the text, does anyone else know of a way to do it?
Mark. as I mentioned above, the "MADE BY" on my original KRW HCCT appears straight, with no dots, so I made the new ones that way. You can curve text with PAINT.NET, which is what I used. The lower "MADE IN U.S.A." was done that way, although on careful examination, I got the radius off a little.
Oops, my mistake, thanks Tom.
Here's a comparison of an original & a repro decal.
Here is a picture of an original decal on a KRW HCCT. It is not like Steve's, nor is it like the repro or the one Brent posted. Notice that the word "EQUIPMENT" is misspelled.
Hope you are feeling better, Tom.
Interesting decal being misspelled - I wonder how many of those actually went out ?
The original one pictured above came from inside a vintage sewing box (actually a display platform) that belonged to the late Otis Clinton that he took around to swap meets showing off NOS & authentic machined parts that he used to manufacture in the 50's, 60's & 70's. He had collected every KRW tool made for the Model T. Steve Coniff outbid me on the package deal when Otis decided to sell it off quite a few years ago.
I would sure like it if folks would take some good pictures of their KRW stickers to compare. I am very curious to see how many different variations there are.
Nobody has a KRW sticker? Brent, could you post a better picture of yours, please?
I no longer have the tester. It was a customers tester.
I received the decals in the mail yesterday. Thank you, they look great!
The green and gold logo looks like my artwork (check earlier thread)
As you can see below, "MADE BY" on the original was straight with no dots.
There are quiet a few differences between the one that I drew and the original. Please forgive me for doing such a un-acceptable job..... I wasn't trying for perfection. I was just goofing off.