The Royal Label Factory
"The letterer takes a blank panel, and sticks metal letters and numbers on to it with wax."
"When the metal's ready, the foundryman and his mate pull out ladle-fulls and pour the silvery liquid into the mould."
|"...and the newly minted sign is shovelled roughly to one side."|
"When cool, this glittering tablet is passed to the fettler who files away jagged edges and flattens lumps and bumps."
"A base colour of enamel is sprayed on, and baked hard in a stove. Then the raised letters, numbers, coats of arms or logos are painted by hand, and the result re-baked."