For those that were interested, here is the Black CO decal. You will note the main text body is justified on the left and the right, unlike the repro. The font for the CO is a weird one, but it matches the style of an original one I have on file (different code), the repro font for this code is not correct.
The main dilemma to be faced here is the corners. The originals had a strange style to them. It seems as if each corner had three different angles. I tried to replicate those cuts manually with one of these I did a year or so ago, but the end result was not that good. Not up to the standards I like to maintain. It would almost take a specially designed die punch to do those corners and I am not in a position to warrant that kind of investment as this would likely be the only item to use it on. I have a ¼ inch round corner punch which I don’t think would be large enough for comparison to original. A ½” round corner punch would be much closer, although not exact, and I ordered one yesterday which will likely be a couple of weeks before I get it (could not find one locally). Any enthusiasts interested in this item would have to decide themselves if the round corner, rather than the three angled corner, is satisfactory for them. Alternatively, they could order it square and arrange for trimming themselves.
I didn’t get any responses to my earlier questions which I will repeat here if anybody can help:
- Was the printing White or Gold?
- What are the other CODES, PART NUMBERS and FILTER NUMBERS that were used as they would no doubt be the same style?