Signs

Station name sign; Metropolitan District Railway style 'solid red disc' roundel from the platforms at Westminster station, 1911
Vitreous enamel sheet with white background and with red disc to centre. To lower edge reads 'F Francis & Sons Ltd Deptford SE.' Fixed to the centre of the sheet is a vitreous enamel station nameplate, in timber moulding frame, 'Westminster' in white type on a blue background.
Simple name : Station name sign
Date : 1911
Collection : Signs
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1995/535
Size : H 1115mm, W 1525mm
Associated line : District line
Associated place : Westminster
Commissioner : Metropolitan District Railway : 1911
Designer : Unknown
Manufacturer : F Francis & Sons Ltd, Deptford, London SE. : 1911
Mode : Sub-surface railways
Additional information : This is an example of the earliest 'solid red disc' style of the platform roundel sign. It comes from Westminster station on the Metropolitan District Railway, which needed a smaller disc size than other Tube lines. It was made by F Francis & Sons Limited in Deptford, south London, in 1911. This was before the development of the now recognisable standard Johnston typeface, which was introduced around 1916.
Material : Vitreous enamel,Timber
Colour : White,Red,Blue
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