Boston Spanish Lower Case

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This type lay is shown in Lockwood: American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking (1894), as the Boston version in use in the U.S. for the Spanish-American market. Note there are three extra boxes in the right hand bay, as compared with the normal U.S. Lower case. The companion upper is Boston Spanish Upper case. The k is in the upper case, and note, for example, the position of i and h, the latter using a smaller box than in an English lay. The empty case configuration is Boston Spanish Lower. Lockwood remarks that most Spanish-American cases were Doubles, where the material was imported from the U.S. or U.K., but he also shows a Spanish Single case, being the most commonly used version in Spain.

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This page was written in 1999 by David Bolton and last updated 15 July 1999.