Auxiliary Figure Cases

Auxiliary Figure Case 1 Auxiliary Figure Case 2

These cases are shown in Hamilton Manufacturing Company Cabinets, Furniture and Materials for Printers Catalog 14 of c. 1907. They are designed to cover the figure boxes, end and back rails of an ordinary Lower case, and Hamilton claimed that they were very useful in tabular work when a change in style of figures was necessary. Several could be used at once, each holding a different size or style of figure. Changes were thus quick to make, and the quantity of work produced was greatly increased.

The case length is 16⅝ inches, with the narrow part being 3 inches wide.

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This page was written in 2015 by David Bolton and last updated 31 August 2015.