Empty Paterson Job Case


This U.S. case configuration is shown by American Type Founders, Specimen of Wood Type and Catalogue of Wood Goods and Materials, 1893 and Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Printing Machinery and Supplies Wood Goods and Wood Type Fine Printing Inks, 1897, and Bruce Type Foundry, Handy Book of Printing Types, c.1899, and American Type Founders, Desk Book of Type and Printing Materials, 1900, and the Hamilton case in American Type Line Book, 1906, and Long, Wood Type & Printing Collectibles, 1980.

The layout is shown as Paterson Job. The case is capable of holding small caps, because the upper bay has 9 rows of 7 boxes (most Job cases have 5 rows, and earlier ones have 7 rows). Note also the additional box above the e box. Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, Book of Type Specimens No.9, 1907, also show a Paterson case, but without this extra box. An alternative approach to holding the extra letters was the New York job case which had 5 rows in the caps bay, but also had 2 additional cap rows in the lower case bays.

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This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 11 February 2015.