Empty Music Lower Case


This English typecase configuration is shown in Harrild: Illustrated Catalogue of Printing Lithographic & Binding Machinery & Materials (1889), and Southward: Modern Printing (1st ed. 1898, and still in 8th ed. 1954), as being a useful case to suit the differing sizes of founts supplied by the various founders. There is a companion Music Upper case. Although Southward shows these two empty cases, the actual music type lays that he gives are for a very different syle of case, with the Upper as a Treble case, and the Lower as an adapted Treble case configuration, as used for Miller & Richard's Gem music type.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 1 July 2015.