Empty Chicago Border & Ornament Case


This U.S. configuration matches that of Barnhardt Brothers & Spindler: Pony Specimen (1890s), and is described as one of the most convenient cases in use, holding 6 fonts of combination border plus spaces and quads. It is also shown by American Type Founders (Central): Blue Book (1895). There is a later version shown by Hamilton in 1922, with one extra row of boxes.

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This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 24 November 98.