6 line Neon

picture and printed proof of 6 line Neon wood type numeral fiveNeon is a three-dimensional inline sans serif with rounded terminals and an unusual left-hand shadow. According to Mac McGrew, it was designed in 1936 by Willy Schaefer for the German foundry, C. E. Weber. The National Type Foundry, of Pittsburgh (later to become the Neon Type Foundry), copied the face and made it available in the U.S.