Smith Upper Case No.2

  A    B    C    D    E    F    G   ABCDEFG
1234567 âêîôû¦¦
890çhair|b|k áéíóú||¦
äëïöü|tk    à     è     ì     ò     ù    §     *  

This English layout is the No.2 lay of Smith: The Printer's Grammar (1755) reprinted by Gregg (1965). The lay is repeated by Stower (1808), called a No.1 lay. It is followed by Luckombe (1771) and (being on the old plan) by Johnson (1824), apart from them having § and ¶ reversed. The Upper No.1 lay of Smith (1755) differs in having the reference signs in a different order, J and OE swapped, as is a row of accents, and hairs and ç are in the Lower case, being replaced in the Upper by ||i and ffi.

Note that the boxes with A,B, etc are small caps. The ¦ box represents a single dagger, and ¦¦ a double dagger. The |b box represents the long s with b ligature, etc. The companion Lower is Smith No.2.

The empty case configuration is that of Moxon, and Luckombe (1771), Stower (1808), 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.