Empty Italian Upper Case


This typecase configuration matches that in Lockwood: American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking (1894). There are a total of 73 boxes, unlike the fairly similar case of Pozzoli which has 76 boxes. The companion Lower Case is Italian Lower. Lockwood notes that these two are separate cases, the Upper being some 5/8 as high as the Lower. A later version shown in Enciclopedia Italiana in 1937 may have become combined with the Lower, and certainly by 1963, Hostettler shows a single combined case.

The actual type lay is Italian Upper.

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This page was written in 1999 by David Bolton and last updated 29 November 2001.