Empty "Gutenberg" Case


This German case configuration corresponds to the typecase displayed in 2001 in the Gutenberg Museum's re-construction of Gutenberg's printing shop, and also illustrated in Ruppel: Das Werdende Weltmuseum der Druckkunst und die Internationale Gutenberg-Gesellschaft (1960).

Note that the case is considerably larger than modern-day cases, being 145 x 95 cms (58 x 37½ ins), and with boxes 7½ cms (3 ins) deep.

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This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 3 January 02.