Heffer's Upper Case

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This English layout was used by Heffer & Sons of Cambridge, and was probably still in use in the 1970s. It is very similar to Southward in Modern Printing (1989 and still in 1954 8th edition) as in use in bookwork offices. However, those layouts include accents and signs, and omit the small figures. Heffer probably used the empty boxes for accents and signs as needed.

Note that the capitals are still in the top rows in the case, unlike the 'improved' versions, which have capitals in the bottom rows. The boxes with A,B, etc are small caps. The empty configuration is that of Moxon, and Smith (1755), Johnson (1824), Southward (1882), Mackellar (1885), Barnhart Bros & Spindler's News (1890s), Stephenson Blake & Co (1922), Miller & Richard (1920s), Caslon (1925) etc. The companion lower is Heffer's Lower.

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This page was written in 1999 by David Bolton and last updated 22 February 2006.