Edinburgh Upper Case

ABCDEFG áéíóú¦¦
HIKLMNO àèìòù||¦
PQRSTVW âêîôû§*
XYZJUAEOE äëïöüfist!
  ff    &    ffl    fl    £   ae  oe    --  --------  {    {   [ ]   ?  

This Scottish lay is given by Savage: Dictionary of the Art of Printing (1841, reprinted Thoemmes 1998) as being in use in Edinburgh. Chambers Encyclopaedia (1891) gives a very similar Scottish lay, except omitting the accents, moving AE OE ae oe ffl em rule and references, omitting braces and fist and adding ç. Savage shows ff in both the Upper and Lower, which cannot be correct, so one box is presumably for ffi. The equivalent lower case is Edinburgh.

The boxes with A, etc are small caps. The ¦ and ¦¦ are really single and double dagger. The -- is an em rule and ---- is 2em (or possibly 3em).

The typecase is partitioned into two bays, although some Scottish models are partitioned into three bays. The empty configuration is that of Moxon, and Smith (1751), Stower (1808), Johnson (1824), Mackellar (1870), Southward (1887), Barnhart Bros & Spindler's News (1890s), Stephenson Blake & Co (1922), Miller & Richard (same period), Caslon (1925) etc.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 20 November 2008.