Empty Quadruple or Four Fount Case


The typecase configuration matches the Hamilton Quadruple case of American Type Founders: American Line Type Book (1906) and Barnhardt Bros & Spindler: Book of Type Specimens No.9 (1907) and Hamilton Manufacturing Company: Modern Cabinets, Furniture and Materials for Printers, Catalog 14 (c.1907) and the model 2775 of Hamilton Manufacturing Co: Modern Printing Office Furniture, Catalog 15 (1922), and the case in ATF: Specimen (1923) and the model 12775-T in Thompson Cabinet Co: Equipment for Printing Plants, Catalog 47 (1949) and the case in Polk: The Practice of Printing (rev ed 1964). It is also the Four Fount Case of Ullmer: Revised Illustrated Price List of New Machinery and Materials (1902) and Stephenson Blake & Co: Printing Material & Machinery (1922) and Caslon: Catalogue of Materials (1925) and Cefmor: Printers Equipment and Sundries (1955) and Harrild: Catalogue (1970) and it was still in use at the Alembic Press in 2009. It has four bays of 7 x 7 boxes, and is described, though not illustrated, by Southward: Practical Printing (1882) as being for fancy or capital letter founts. A possible lay is the ATF 1906 Quadruple.

The boxes are all the same size unlike the later Hamilton version shown in Hamilton's Catalog 16 (c1932) and in Kelsey: Printers Supply Book (1969) and American Printing Equipment and Supply Co (1983), where three of the rows have larger boxes than the others. It also differs from the early Miller & Richard version which has only four rows in each bay.

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This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 3 January 2016.