Origin unknown. Shown by Castcraft as Ricky Tick, with numerous alternates. [Castcraft 1978] Shin Oka points out loose similarities to a piece of Art Deco lettering by A. Bardi, shown as “Publicité” in Vignettes Lettres Chiffres Monogrammes et Rehauts Modernes, Les Editions Guérinet, Paris, 1931. [Oka]
Dick Pape made a freebie digitization named DXS Ricky Tick (2010, used for sample) based on a showing in Dan X. Solo’s Art Deco Display Alphabets, Dover, 1982.