Improved Half Case

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This English typecase lay is the Improved Half Case shown by H.W.Caslon & Co: Printing Types and Catalogue of Materials (1925). The empty case is their Improved Half. Caslon state that the case is very useful for small founts of caps, figures and points. This size of case was the same size as Caslon's 162/3 x 141/2 inch letter boards, and could fitted into their Job Frame, which held 17 full size and 14 half size cases or boards (plus a drawer). The configuration has three rows of larger boxes for caps, but has only six rows overall, with a total of 46 boxes. Caslon also provided an unimproved Half Case version, with an extra row, and all rows the same size, and 49 boxes in total.

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This page was written in 2001 by David Bolton and last updated 14 November 01.