French Single Case

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This typecase lay is shown by Hostettler: Technical Terms of the Printing Industry (1949, and 4th rev ed 1963) as being that used by Chambres des Imprimeurs in Paris. This case has 114 boxes, whereas an earlier single case, with 115 boxes and not quite the same lay and construction is La Parisienne shown by Audin in 1929. Almost the same lay as Hostettler is shown by da Silva in French Single in 1962, apart from one superior, no ffl or ffi, and w in a different place.

The spacing boxes are em = cadratins, en = demi-cadratins, esp = espaces moyennes, hr = espaces fines. The empty case is French Single.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 29 February 2020.