Empty Scottish Lower Case


This Scottish typecase configuration matches that of Chambers Encyclopaedia (1891), and Stephenson, Blake & Co: Printing Material & Machinery (1922), and Caslon: Printing Types & Material (1925) and in use at the Alembic Press from 1974 to 2009. It has four bays, although Savage: A Dictionary of the Art of Printing (1841) shows the same case partitioned into two equal bays, similar to English cases.

Note the sixth and seventh boxes from left in the top row (above the i box), which are only one box in the standard English Lower, but are also divided into two boxes in U.S.Lower cases. However, the Scottish case also has an undivided box above the c and d boxes, and does not divide the box next to the l box. Also, it does subdivide the normal , and w boxes. Overall, there are still 53 boxes in the case. The lay of the type can be seen as Scottish Lower, and there is a companion empty Upper.

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This page was written in 2009 by David Bolton and last updated 15 April 2009.