Empty Double Lower Case


This configuration is shown in American Type Founders: Specimen of Wood Type and Catalogue of Printers Wood Goods and Materials (1893), Bruce Type Foundry: Handy Book of Printing Types (c.1899), American Type Founders: Desk Book of Type and Printing Materials (1900) and American Line Type Book (1906), and Barnhardt Bros & Spindler: Book of Type Specimens No.9 (1907) and Hamilton Manufacturing Company: Modern Cabinets, Furniture and Materials for Printers, Catalog 14 (c.1907). It is the model 2730 of Hamilton Manufacturing Co: Modern Printing Office Furniture, Catalog 15 (1922) and Printing Plant Equipment, Type Storage Section, Catalog 16 (c.1932), and American Type Founders: Specimen (1923). It is model 12730 of Thompson Cabinet Co: Equipment for Printing Plants Catalog 47 (c.1949) and the Thompson 12730-T case of Missouri-Central Type Foundry: Price List (1959). It is also shown by Miller & Richard: Specimens of Book Newspaper Jobbing and Ornamental Types (1894) and still in Printing Type Specimens (1927) and Caslon: Composing Room Equipment (c.1930). It is a double version of the normal U.S. Lower case.

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