News Cap Case

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Per
 
@%a/c/‘’
1
4
1
2
3
4
1
8
3
8
5
8
7
8
$£ 
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{«« »»
1
3
2
3
1
6
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A
 
BCDEFGABCDEFG
 
H
 
IKLMNOHIKLMNO
 
P
 
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X
 
YZJU])  X    Y    Z    J    U    fl  ffl 

This U.S. lay is that given in Orville Wood, Theory and Practice of Printing, 1917. It differs slightly from the Hamilton Cap Case of ATF 1906, BB&S 1907, Hamilton 1907, et al. as fl replaces &, 1/6 replaces & and & replaces with moved adjacent to Æ. An earlier Barnhart Bros & Spindler (1890s) lay also has fl in the upper (cap) case.

The boxes with A, etc are small caps. The boxes «, «», » are really bottom, middle and top of a 3 piece brace. The – is an en rule, the — is an em rule, the --- is a 2em rule and ---- 3em. The { is a 2em brace and { a 3em brace.

The empty typecase configuration is that of Moxon and for example, Van Winkle, Printers Guide (1818), Adams, Typographia (1844), MacKellar, American Printer (1866 to 889), Curtis & Mitchell, Price List (1878), Palmer & Rey, Type Specimen (1892), Barnhart Bros & Spindler, Specimen (1893), American Type Founders, Printers Wood Goods (1893) and Blue Book (1895). Even in 1923, ATF show a Hebrew Cap case, with this standard configuration, despite their statement that it is the same as the model 2720 Cap case.

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ie with the boxes left blank
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This page was written in 2017 by David Bolton and last updated 15 February 2017.