Comparison of Lays of English Double Cases
(continued)

The contents of the particular row are shown on the left, and the location of the row in the double case is shown in red on the right. For simplicity, this shows a standard double case with seven rows in the upper (right hand) bay. However, most of the lays are for more modern cases, with a different number of rows in the right hand bay (which can thus affect the distribution of the minor characters). Therefore the particular style of each lay is also shown, eg 6 represents six rows, with the two top rows smaller than the four rows below. (The left hand, lower case, bay construction is the same for every lay). The dates shown are the date that the source of the lay was obtained, or published, but note that in most cases, the lay will have been in use for a considerable time before that date.
The box contents below are for the right hand (upper case) bay. Note that -- represents an em rule, a double dagger and a single dagger, and | is the long s. There are separate pages for the left hand bay and the central bay and also for a summary of the right hand (upper case) variations in construction style.
 
Date  Row contentsType layu.c.
style
Row position
 Top row
1887 4567890Southward5
                            
                    
           
                     
         
                   
           
1930s  ffiffl AEOELondon Col of Printing7
1936!? Aspinall6
19591234567Wallis7
1963fiflffffifflaeoeSheffield6
19681234567Curwen6
1965-9£(&ffififlfflTalbot6+
1970s1234567Heffer6
1970s1234567Southern C. of Art6
19751234567Alembic6
1976AEaeOEoe  jDorset House6
19801234567Lindley & Maggs6   Notes re right bay style:
1980 Hollins7   7 = all rows same size
1990sffiffl ffOEAE/Dramrite6   6 = 2 small, 4 large
20011234567Jarrold6   6+ = 1 small, 4 large, 2 small
20011234567Camberwell6   5 = 1 small, 4 large
20011234567Clewer6 
20021234567Reading6 
  
2nd row
1887 not in use - only five rowsSouthward5
                            
                    
           
                     
         
                   
           
1930s aeoeLondon Col of Printing7
1936AEOE/£Aspinall6
1959890 ]Wallis7
1963£$&-- Sheffield6
1968890*/Curwen6
1965-9ABCDEFGTalbot6+
1970s890£ Heffer6
1970s890£QuQU--Southern C. of Art6
1976/[(£; Dorset House6
1978890 Alembic6
1980890£''&Lindley & Maggs6   Notes re right bay style:
19801234567Hollins7   7 = all rows same size
1990s?em-en-!...£Dramrite6   6 = 2 small, 4 large
2001890£ Jarrold6   6+ = 1 small, 4 large, 2 small
2001890£ Camberwell6   5 = 1 small, 4 large
2001890£$·/Clewer6 
2002890£ Reading6 
  
3rd row
1887 not in use - only five rowsSouthward5
                            
                    
           
                     
         
                   
           
1930s-- ?!London Col of Printing7
1936not in use - only six rowsAspinall6
1959£/$% Wallis7
1963not in use - only six rowsSheffield6
1968not in use - only six rowsCurwen6
1965-9not in use - only six rowsTalbot6+
1970snot in use - only six rowsHeffer6
1970snot in use - only six rowsSouthern C. of Art6
1975not in use - only six rowsAlembic6
1976not in use - only six rowsDorset House6
1980not in use - only six rowsLindley & Maggs6   Notes re right bay style:
198089 0£''/Hollins7   7 = all rows same size
1990snot in use - only six rowsDramrite6   6 = 2 small, 4 large
2001not in use - only six rowsJarrold6   6+ = 1 small, 4 large, 2 small
2001not in use - only six rowsCamberwell6   5 = 1 small, 4 large
2001not in use - only six rowsClewer6 
2002not in use - only six rowsReading6 
  
4th row
1887 ABCDEFGSouthward5
                            
                    
           
                     
         
                   
           
1930sABCDEFGLondon Col of Printing7
1936ABCDEFGAspinall6
1959ABCDEFGWallis7
1963ABCDEFGSheffield6
1968ABCDEFGCurwen6
1965-9HIJKLMNTalbot6+
1970sABCDEFGHeffer6
1970sABCDEFGSouthern C. of Art6
1976ABCDEFGDorset House6
1978ABCDEFGAlembic6
1980ABCDEFGLindley & Maggs6   Notes re right bay style:
1980ABCDEFGHollins7   7 = all rows same size
1990sABCDEFGDramrite6   6 = 2 small, 4 large
2001ABCDEFGJarrold6   6+ = 1 small, 4 large, 2 small
2001ABCDEFGCamberwell6   5 = 1 small, 4 large
2001ABCDEFGClewer6 
2002ABCDEFGReading6 
  
5th row
1887 HIKLMNOSouthward5
                            
                    
           
                     
         
                   
           
1930sHIKLMNOLondon Col of Printing7
1936HIKLMNOAspinall6
1959HIKLMNOWallis7
1963HIKLMNOSheffield6
1968HIKLMNOCurwen6
1965-9OPQRSTUTalbot6+
1970sHIKLMNOHeffer6
1970sHIKLMNOSouthern C. of Art6
1975HIJKLMNAlembic6
1976HIKLMNODorset House6
1980HIKLMNOLindley & Maggs6   Notes re right bay style:
1980HIKLMNOHollins7   7 = all rows same size
1990sHIKLMNODramrite6   6 = 2 small, 4 large
2001HIKLMNOJarrold6   6+ = 1 small, 4 large, 2 small
2001HIKLMNOCamberwell6   5 = 1 small, 4 large
2001HIJKLMNClewer6 
2002HIKLMNOReading6 
  
6th row
1887 PQRSTVWSouthward5
                            
                    
           
                     
         
                   
           
1930sPQRSTVWLondon Col of Printing7
1936PQRSTVWAspinall6
1959PQRSTVWWallis7
1963PQRSTVWSheffield6
1968PQRSTVWCurwen6
1965-9VWXYZ  Talbot6+
1970sPQRSTVWHeffer6
1970sPQRSTVWSouthern C. of Art6
1976PQRSTVWDorset House6
1978OPQRSTUAlembic6
1980PQRSTVWLindley & Maggs6   Notes re right bay style:
1980PQRSTVWHollins7   7 = all rows same size
1990sPQRSTVWDramrite6   6 = 2 small, 4 large
2001PQRSTVWJarrold6   6+ = 1 small, 4 large, 2 small
2001PQRSTVWCamberwell6   5 = 1 small, 4 large
2001OPQRSTUClewer6 
2002PQRSTVWReading6 
  
7th (bottom) row
1887 XYZAEOEJUSouthward5
                            
                    
           
                     
         
                   
           
1930sXYZ£&UJLondon Col of Printing7
1936XYZhairhairUJAspinall6
1959XYZAEOEUJWallis7
1963XYZUJAEOESheffield6
1968XYZAEOEJUCurwen6
1965-9ctst| Talbot6+
1970sXYZAEOEUJHeffer6
1970sXYZAEOEUJSouthern C. of Art6
1975VWXYZAEOEAlembic6
1976XYZJU&fflDorset House6
1980XYZ.,UJLindley & Maggs6   Notes re right bay style:
1980XYZhair UJHollins7   7 = all rows same size
1990sXYZthnthnUJDramrite6   6 = 2 small, 4 large
2001XYZAEOEUJJarrold6   6+ = 1 small, 4 large, 2 small
2001XYZAEOEUJCamberwell6   5 = 1 small, 4 large
2001VWXYZAEOEClewer6 
2002XYZ  UJReading6 
 
This continues as a summary of the right hand (upper case) variations in construction style, but you can return to either the left hand bay or the central bay if required.


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This page was written by David Bolton and last updated 20 February 2004.