By Robert Harling for Stephenson Blake in 1939. [JBJ]
The digital versions by Apply Interactive (credited to Sigrid Claessens and Günther Flake) and Elsner+Flake appear to be the same. They include an additional cut with rough contours. Linotype’s version is different. Apart from its taller proportions, the differences are most notably in the low-waisted ‘G’, the bridges in ‘A’ and ‘H’, and the one-sided base serif in ‘F’ and ‘P’.
Further digital interpretations include Mickey Rossi’s freebie Cargo Crate (Subflux, 2000), Nick Curtis’ East India Company (Nick’s Fonts, 2011), and Pekoe JNL (Jeff Levine, 2019).