This section is from the book "Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry, And Building", by James C. et al. Also available from Amazon: Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry And Building.
Draw the alphabet, using the same construction as given in Figs. 1 and 2, and making each letter two inches high. Put ten letters on each of the first two plates, and on the third arrange the remainder, including the two forms of W given in Fig. 2.
Make a careful reproduction of Fig. 10 on the left-hand side of the plate. The letters should be of the same size as in Fig. 10. On the right-hand side of the plate use the letter forms shown in Fig. 10 and of the same size, and letter the following title, arranging the legend to look well on the plate: Front Elevation, Country House at Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Aug. 24, 1903. David Carlson Mead, Architect, No. 5925 State St., Chicago, 111.
Reproduce on this plate Figs. 27 and 32 of the Instruction Paper, using letters of the same size.
On the left-hand side of this plate, copy the lettering shown in Fig. 9, making the letters at least as large as those in the illustration. On the right-hand side, following the same style and size, letter the following title: Detail of Entrance Porch, Country House at Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Sept. 10, 1903. David Carlson Mead, Architect, No. 5925 State St., Chicago, 111.
This plate to be done in pencil only.
Using individual letter forms like those shown in Figs. 24 and 25, letter the following title: Museum of Architecture, Erected in Memory of John Howard Shepard, First President Technology, Bangor, Maine.
The letters should be of a size suited to the title; the title should occupy five lines.
All plates except Plate VI should be inked in. The student should first lay out his lettering in pencil in order to obtain the proper spacing of the center line on his page or panel. He should also place guide lines in pencil at the top and bottom of his lettering for both capitals and small letters.
The plates should be drawn on a smooth drawing paper 11 inches by 15 inches in size. The panel inside the border lines should be 10 inches by 14 inches. For best work Strathmore (smooth finish) or Whatman's hot-pressed drawing paper is recommended.
The date, the student's name and address, and the plate number should be lettered on each plate in one-tine letters such as are shown in Fig. 10.