During World War II a former architect, while working at a defense plant, designed and patented the first architectural drafting template. He called it the "House Plan Template". In his basement workshop he made the tools to produce the template. With the wars end, the pent up demand for housing made the template an immediate success - therefore a TIMELY TEMPLATE.
TIMELY has gone on to design and produce templates for all architectural and engineering graphics. The original "House Plan Template" is revised periodically to include new building products. The family owned and operated business is now into second and third generation management under the name of Timely Products Company, Inc.
Our symbol templates are made from .020" transparent green tinted material with a matte surface. Professionals have always commended our .020" thinness for easiest positioning. POSITIONING is the EXACTING part of all template use. Our symbol templates are EXACT-DIE-CUT with precision mating steel dies. The tracing edges or TIMELY'S cut-outs are smoother than those of templates made with rotary cutters (milling). Therefore, less pencil wear and less pencil dust on the drawing.