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While stripping the old finish, a chore in itself as I have no idea what they painted the original unit with, I discovered a decal between layers 1 & 2.  The mixer had 4 layers of paint on it. 

The aircraft grade paint stripper too 5 applications to get it to a point where I could take it back to my media blasting cabinet and get it down to bare metal.  I never even bothered with calling Hobart to see if they had a decal of this design. 

Searching on the internet I found some graphics that closely reproduced the period decal and made a set for the mixer. 

I got inkjet decal paper from Decal Paper.com   I printed it on the white background paper (they also have clear) and then over coated it with a couple of thin layers of Krylon clear.  The picture doesn't do it justice...