Laagen Ascendonica Romein Onder

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This Belgian lay is of case No. VV 2,6,R18-O on display in the Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp, in 1998. It is undated, but is probably pre 1876, which is when the Museum became the property of the City of Antwerp. The companion upper is Romein Boven

The boxes with ¿ are boxes where it was not possible to see which character was within. The ae box includes oe and hr is hair spacing. The | represents the long s.

The empty case is Onder. It measures 33 3/8 x 15½ inches, and has a front lip (which the companion Boven case does not have, since it sits above the Onder case). The Onder has the same number of rows as an English or U.S. Lower case, unlike many of the other Onder cases on view in the Museum, which have a half row less, eg Middelbarr, Klein Canon, Klein Romein, Laagen Tekst. Its Upper also matches the English pattern of case, c.f. Moxon, et al.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 16 April 2009.