Stower Upper Case No.2

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This English layout is the No.2 lay of Stower: The Printer's Grammar (1808), reprinted Gregg (1965). Stower also shows a No.1 lay, which is the same as Smith's Upper No.2 of 1755, and also shows an improved Hazard lay.

This No.2 lay differs from No.1 in having the numerals in the bottom left rows, and the accents in a different order of row. It also omits the long s ligatures, replacing them with [ ( ' and it also no longer has k in the upper case.

Note that the boxes with A,B, etc are small caps. The ¦ box represents a single dagger, and ¦¦ a double dagger. The empty case configuration is that of Moxon (1683), and Smith (1755), Luckombe (1771), Johnson (1824), Miller & Richard (1873), Southward (1882), Mackellar (1885), Barnhart Bros & Spindler's News (1890s), Stephenson Blake & Co (1922), Caslon (1925) etc.

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This page was written in 1998 by David Bolton and last updated 26 February 02.