This U.S. typecase is the Improved Patent case plan shown in Kelsey & Co: Printers' Dictionary and Guide Book (1892). The cases are not quite the same as their empty cases shown in a cabinet, which are presumed to be the unimproved Excelsior cases. The Improved case is still shown in Kelsey: Do Your Own Printing (1930), but is no longer shown in Kelsey: Printers Supply Book (1969).
It was designed to allow capitals to be stored close to the companion lower case letter, and the type lay is Excelsior Improved. The case is Two Third size (ie 16½ x 21½ ins).
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ie with the boxes left blank
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ie with characters assigned to boxes
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