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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

Because of the time period these are most likely hand drawn. Probably using stencil, to save time*. Using a stencil explains why 0, O, I, 1 and also the foot of R are done this way, simply they are ...
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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

Coniglio Sublime looks like a good digital match for that stencil, albeit with a disambiguating hook on the '1'. DIN 17 SB isn't too far off, but its rounded letters like "C" have vertical straight ...
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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

Man, this is a blast from the past. I worked in a mapmaking company in the early 1980s. The draftsmen and -women used Leroy lettering. This was a little self-contained pantograph that traced letters ...
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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

If these were lettered with ink then they used a set made by KOH-I-NOOR lettering set that had templates with the letters routed into plastic and a slot that ran the full length of the template (they ...
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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

The standardized font for most CAD programs is ASME Y14.5M (not the catchiest name but it does its job): It changes ever so slightly over the years, including differentiating 1 and I and 0 and O ...
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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

you might wanna check: http://fontzzz.com/font/10006_engineering_plot.htm almost perfect match, just reduce the height a little and there you go.
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Create engraving in GIMP/Inkscape

Your example image has also a grey background pattern, which is not a part of the engraved hat. Obviously the hat is the interesting part. I assume you are not going to engrave onscreen (=draw black ...
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Vintage Font Effect

In Illustrator you can use 3D effect Extrude. The extrusion is available also in CorelDraw and in CAD programs. By extruding one gives an apparent thickness to a text or another flat shape. Here ...
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What is this vintage font?

Looks like Peignot Bold to me!
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Easiest way to create vintage grane/corners/angles in Ai

I would simply grab the Pencil Tool and scribble a rough edged corner, then use the Pen Tool to close the hard edges. I'd do this a few times with varying colors and create several different corners, ...
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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

In Germany one such font was standardized as the so-called "Normschrift" (the German WP page on this: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normschrift, search terms: "DIN 6776" or "ISO 3098") and there are ...
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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

Depending on how strict the glyph requirements are (e.g. a bar for the digit 1, common "zero" and upperase letter "O", etc.), there could be a viable option from FontSquirrel, Blogger Sans: And to ...
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How do I achieve an "old" distressed poster effect in Illustrator, Photoshop or Pixelmator?

There are many ways to do this and to achieve this effect very easy you can just use a ready-made texture (search for example for “vintage” or “letterpress”). If I wanted to make my own texture I ...
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Easiest way to create vintage grane/corners/angles in Ai

You can use a brush to do this. For example prepare a corner, it does not have to be square. Then: Stroke the corner with a grungy brush (like chalk scribble) Add a second stroke on top (optional) ...
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How to lay out ornate victorian-style graphics?

For actual drawing of curves on physical medium one would use some kind of guides. Rulers, curve templates, and physical splines are readily available. Rulers and french curves are surely in the ...
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What is this vintage color effect and how to achieve it?

There are a lot of Camera Raw presets that can emulate film photography stock in different ways, like VSCO (no affiliation), or manually, with this particular look I guess you can try a mix of the ...
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Name of this style: Vintage, b/w, line-filled?

That's wood cut block printing. With wood block printing, the negative parts of the images are carved away. With engraving, the positive parts of the images are carved away. Woodcut or block ...
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What is this vintage color effect and how to achieve it?

That's not an effect, it's a well designed shot taken in the right light and environment. The sky probably is cloudy which prevents sharp shadows. The man is a little blurred afterwards and the ...
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Easiest way to create vintage grane/corners/angles in Ai

I place another answer due to some popularity of the question. The answers of Joojaa and Brian are good, however there are some issues with them: Using a grundy brush "as is" (without creating a new ...
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Easiest way to create vintage grane/corners/angles in Ai

Effects > Brush Strokes > Spatter Repeat to increase to desired effect I changed the circle's blend mode to multiply to account for the white produced. *
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How do I achieve an "old" distressed poster effect in Illustrator, Photoshop or Pixelmator?

Those aren't distressed per se. They are emulating offset printing on lower quality substrates. Photocopies, or newsprint. Essentially, it's an effect that you'd see when printing solid blocks of ...
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How do I get this vintage/retro look using Photoshop?

I see no blur. There's more going on here I think. This is a quick and easy vintage photo effect for the most recent version of Photoshop CC. Convert the image layer to a Smart Object, and apply the ...
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Create engraving in GIMP/Inkscape

Using Gimp's Filters > Distorts > Newsprint filter with the Line Spot function is another way to do a fake engraving effect. I enlarged the pear in the above answer by 400% to get a 2724x1744 image. ...
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Font from 1986 or earlier used in OrCAD

This isn't a brand-name font, it's a monospaced bitmap font, one in which the font is recorded as pixels rather than as lines and arcs. I'm afraid these designs are generally designed or licensed for ...
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Font from 1986 or earlier used in OrCAD

It wouldn't actually be all that difficult to recreate this font yourself. Your image appears to have almost every digit and letter (both uppercase and lowercase, apart from Q maybe), so you won't ...
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How can I create a 'vintage-style' illustration similar to these without the use of effects?

I guess you do not want to do something that a scanner, a photocopier or copy & paste in a computer can do much faster, you want to make original drawings. So, Draw them! That's easy to say, but ...
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Vintage photos and inkscape: removing "yellow" background

You can't do it in Inkscape. Inkscape is a vector image editor, it can't edit raster images. Use GIMP instead. It's free and Open Source like Inkscape. Open the image, then do Colors > Components > ...
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Typeface Identification

This is standard architectural lettering for the period. I was trained in lettering when I learned manual draughting years ago: first, you draw baseline and topline construction lines, using either a ...
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Font from old 70's American engineering schematics

A few things on this font, like the wide/high 'R' and the 'G' with no tail look a bit like Venus, and that would be my suggestion if you wanted a "professional" font with a similar aesthetic. But this ...
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