Designed by William S. Gillies and released in two weights in 1934/1935 by Bauer. Named Flott in Germany. The light weight was known as Bolide in France and as Vigor in Spain. The bold weight was carried by Warszawska Odlewnia Czcionek as Suez. [Reichardt]
Much later, Letraset added Extra Bold (Freda Sack, 1980) and Extra Bold Shaded (Philip Kelly, 1982) styles. [Daines] Reichardt additionally credits Vince Whitlock for the latter.