Empty Scottish Lower Case


This Scottish typecase configuration matches that of Savage: A Dictionary of the Art of Printing (1841). Although Savage shows the case partitioned into two equal bays, as here, Chambers Encyclopaedia (1891), Stephenson, Blake & Co: Printing Material & Machinery (1922), and Caslon: Printing Types & Material (1925) show the Scotch Lower partitioned into four bays.

Note the sixth and seventh boxes from left in the top row (above the i box), which are only one box in the standard English Lower, but are also divided into two boxes in U.S.Lower cases. However, the Scottish case also has an undivided box above the c and d boxes, and does not divide the box next to the l box. Also, it does subdivide the normal , and w boxes. Overall, there are still 53 boxes in the case. The lay of the type can be seen as Scottish Lower.

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This page was written in 1997 by David Bolton and last updated 22 February 2009.