Empty 'Castillon' Upper Case


This French typecase matches that of Castillon: L'Art de l'imprimerie dans sa veritable intelligence (1783), in Gaskell et al: "An annotated list of printers' manuals to 1850", Journal of the Printing Historical Society no. 4 (1968). It is also shown in Audin: Histoire de l'Imprimerie par l'Image (1929), called La Lyonnaise. The two bays have 8 boxes in each row (i.e. a total of 112 boxes), unlike the case of Moxon, Diderot, et al., which has only 7 boxes each side (and a total of 98 boxes). The equivalent lower case is Castillon or Diderot Lower and the lay of the Upper is Castillon Upper or La Lyonnaise.

Other empty cases
ie with the boxes left blank
Other type layouts
ie with characters assigned to boxes
Full Index of layoutsGlossary of terms usedSources of the layoutsIntroduction
Quantities in a fount of typeQuantities in a case of type
Notes about Job
and Double Cases
Notes about Upper casesNotes about Lower casesAlembic home page

This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 2 August 2013.