Empty Hamilton Job Case


This U.S. typecase configuration is shown in American Type Founders, American Line Type Book - Borders, Ornaments - Price List Printing Material and Machinery Boston 1906, and Barnhart Bros & Spindler, Book of Type Specimens No.9, 1907, and Hamilton Manufacturing Co, Modern Cabinets, Furniture and Materials for Printers, Catalog 14 c.1907. Note that there are only 49 boxes, allowing more room for capitals, unlike normal Upper cases, which have 98 boxes. Also, to further increase the space for capitals, rather than the numerals and punctuation, etc., the bottom four rows have larger boxes than the rows above, and the punctuation row has the smallest boxes. Hamilton state it is suitable for large sizes of cap and figure founts of metal type and small sizes of wood type. The case was also available in three quarter and two third sizes.

A suitable lay is Hamilton Job.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 10 January 2016.