Spanish Caxa Baxa

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This Spanish lay is the Caxa Baxa shown by Juan Joseph Sigüenza y Vera: Mecanismo del arte de la Imprenta (1811), reprinted Almarabu 1992. The companion upper case is Caxa Alta.

The empty case is Caxa Baxa. Note that there are effectively 3 rows of boxes, unlike U.K. and U.S. cases, which have 3½ rows.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 24 November 2008.