Three styles of California Job Case

The full-size California Job case has been in production since the 1870s, and is distinguished by having five rows of boxes in the upper case section, as opposed to the earlier Italic cases, which had seven rows of boxes. However, over the years there have been at least three different styles of construction, which are shown below:

Three rows of large boxes, and two rows of small boxes, in the right (upper case) bay. (eg Henry 1917, Atkins 1930, Polk 1937, 1964, Polk & Gage 1953, Whetton 1946, 1965, Missouri 1959, S Blake 1960s, APE&S 1983)

Four rows of large boxes, and one row of small boxes, in the right (upper case) bay. (eg Palmer & Rey 1884, 1892, BB&S 1890s, Hamilton 1897, ATF 1893, 1906, 1923)

Three rows of large boxes and two rows of small boxes in the right (upper case) bay. Lower case bays with the boxes for ; and : in the centre bay being smaller than the boxes for . and - directly below them, whilst the boxes for x and q in the left bay are equal sizes. (eg Hamilton 1930s)

Based on code originated by Dave Tribby, adapted in 2001 by David Bolton, last amended 14 June 2001

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