English Double Case

--aeoe[ ]( ) j     e     mid/thn ''  '' ?!;fl 1234567
zvutthicks arq:quads

This English layout is as used by the Old Clewer Steam Press, Berkshire, in 2001. As with Heffer and Camberwell, etc., the numerals are in the right hand (upper case) bay. Whilst the lay is very much like Curwen's, it omits the reference signs, and the caps are in strict alphabetic order, unlike the more traditional lays which place U and J at the end of the alphabet.

In the diagram, -- is an em rule (dash). The ae box can be used for leaders, and the $ box for fractions. The actual typecase construction matches, for example, that of the Caslon 1897, Stephenson Blake 1922, Harrild 1970 etc. Improved Double Case, distinguished by the six rows of boxes in the right hand (upper case) bay, with the two top rows being smaller than the rows below.

Other empty cases
ie with the boxes left blank
Other type layouts
ie with characters assigned to boxes
Full Index of layoutsGlossary of terms usedSources of the layoutsIntroduction
Quantities in a fount of typeQuantities in a case of type
Notes about Job
and Double Cases
Notes about Upper casesNotes about Lower casesAlembic home page

This page was written in 2001 by David Bolton and last updated 22 January 2002.