N.Z.Printing Museum Job Case

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This New Zealand lay is that shown on the New Zealand Printing Museum website in 2015. It is unusual in the positioning of p w and y. Although not a Califonia Job case as such, New Norcia put y above the i box, and Glasgow School of Art put g there, and the B.P.S. put v there. U.S. lays start 1 and 2 above the i box, and nearly all other lays put spacing there. Another unusual feature is putting ff fi fl ffi ffl in the top right row. Only Shepherd, Sheffield and Melbourne do this, and Glasgow, but one row down, although a few others have some, but not all, of the ligatures in the top row. The Museum in 2020 also has a card from the Melbourne Museum of Printing (2019) that has a different Job Case lay, with seven rows in the upper case section, and the caps starting at the top.

The empty configuration is shown as California Job (e.g.Henry 1917). The : ; boxes are smaller than the . - boxes, and in the caps bay, the top and bottom row are smaller boxes than the three middle rows. There is an alternative style with the : and ; boxes the same size as the x and q boxes e.g. Lieberman of 1963, and an earlier style with only the top row of caps smaller than the rest, e.g. Palmer & Rey of 1884.

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This page was written in 2015 by David Bolton and last amended 20 February 2020.