This U.S. lay is referred to in Long: Wood Type & Printing Collectibles (1980) in connection with old Hamilton Industries catalogs, and although not illustrated, is described as the full-size New York case without the caps bay. It thus omits AE OE ae oe and ffl, which are in the caps bay of the full-size case, but there are sufficient empty boxes to accommodate these.
The case configuration is the same as American Type Founders: American Line Type Book (1906), although there called a Two Third Italic Job or California. It is in Hamilton Manufacturing's Catalog 15 (1922) called California Job Model 2865, and in the ATF Catalogue (1923) called a Two Third California, and shown alongside a Two Third Yankee case, so it is possible the captions have been transposed. Kelsey: Printers Guide Book (6th ed 1952) and Printers Supply Book (1969) also call this lay a Two Third California, although the real California has only 7+7 boxes in each cap row, not 8+8 as here.
The empty case configuration is Two Third N.Y. The full-size version includes a third bay on the right. The full-size Yankee Job case of BB&S has an identical configuration to this Two Third case. See also the lay for Two Third Italic which is essentially the same as the 'correct' Two Third California.
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