This English lay is that given in Southward: Practical Printing (1882 and 5th ed 1900), as the improved lay used by some provincial newspapers. The Provincial News lay is the companion Upper.
Some other Lower case lays given by Southward are an Old lay, an Improved lay, a Times Office lay, and an American lay.
The empty case configuration is shown as Lower case.
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ie with the boxes left blank
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ie with characters assigned to boxes
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