Pretorian goes back to an early 20th century typeface by P.M. Shanks and Sons, Ltd., The Patent Type Foundry, London. [Petzendorfer] Also came in an Outline style. [Reichardt]
Revived by Facsimile Fonts as film type [shown in Berthold’s E1, 1972] and by Letraset as rub-down type [shown in Letraset Type Tree in Modern Publicity, 1976].
Digitized as OPTI Pretoria (Castcraft), Vivian (Dieter Steffmann), and, most successfully, as Pretorian DT by Ron Carpenter and Malcolm Wooden (DTP Types Limited, 1992), adding Inline, Profile (Outline) and Handtooled styles. Ray Larabie’s Reagan (Typodermic, 2007) is a weathered interpretation.