Typecase Lay Selection

Cases with the lay of the type shown, ie with characters attributed to the boxes.
UpperLowerDoubleJobSingleTwo ThirdFigure
Others (eg Triple, Quadruple, Fount, Music, Junior, Half, etc.)
MaoriNew Zealand NorwegianPolishPortugeseRussianScottish
All cases, in approximate chronological order, earliest first
All cases, chronological order, most recent first
Empty Cases
IntroductionNotes on UpperNotes on LowerNotes on Job
and Double
Quantities in a fount of typeTypecase IdentificationQuantities in a case of type
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Please note that at present some of the lay diagrams do not display quite correctly, as they were composed in an earlier release of HTML. The case edges may now show small boxes within the sides, and these should be ignored. The diagrams will be corrected in due course.

Type lays (listed in chronological order)

Note that the dates are those of the source used. In some case, eg MacKellar, Southward, there are earlier editions, which have not yet been consulted. Similarly, layouts observed in Museums, Presses, etc will have been in use some time before the date of observation, and in the case of Presses, also may be for some time after.

English Case Lays

Upper Case Lays

Lower Case Lays

Double Case Lays

Job Case Lays

Two Third Case Lays

U.S. Case Lays

French Case Lays

German Case Lays

Dutch Case Lays

Hebrew Case Lays

Scottish Case Lays

Irish Case Lays

Swedish Case Lays

Belgian Case Lays

Italian Case Lays

Spanish Case Lays

Greek Case Lays

Maori Case Lays

Russian Case Lays

Indian Case Lays

Figure Case Lays

Other Case Lays

Swiss Case Lays

Vietnamese Case Lays

Australian Case Lays

New Zealand Case Lays

Polish Case Lays

Egyptian Case Lays

Danish Case Lays

Czech Case Lays

Portugese Case Lays

Norwegian Case Lays

Single Case Lays

Written by David Bolton and last updated 8 October 2021.