Quadruple Case

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This U.S. lay is that shown in American Type Founders, American Line Type Book (1906) and Specimen (1923), and Hamilton Manufacturing Company, Modern Cabinets, Furniture and Materials for Printers, Catalog 14 (c.1907). It is the model 2775 in Hamilton Manufacturing Co, Modern Printing Office Furniture Catalog 15 (1922), the model 12775 in Thompson Cabinet Co, Equipment for Printing Plants Catalog 47 (c1949) and is shown in Polk, The Practice of Printing (revised ed 1964). There is a different style of Quadruple case construction shown by Hamilton Manufacturing Co, Printing Plant Equipment, Type Storage Section, Catalog 16 (c.1932), Kelsey, Printers Supply Book (1969) and American Printing Equipment and Supply Co., Catalog (1983), with the rows for A H P having larger boxes than the other rows, which is similar to the Triple of Hamilton (1922) and their News Cap, etc.

The empty case configuration, with seven rows the same size, is ATF 1906, which is similar to the U.K. versions.

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This page was written in 2008 by David Bolton and last updated 3 January 2016.