Modern California Job Case

ffi fl 5 to em 4 to em ' k e 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 $            
j b c d i s f g ff 9 A B C D E F G
? fi 0
! l m n h o y p w , en qd em qd
x v u t 3 to em spaces a r ; : quads
q . - X Y Z J U & ffl

This U.S. type lay is shown by Polk & Gage, A Composition Manual (1953), and was also in use at the Gypsy Press, U.S.A., in 1997. The top row of caps boxes is empty, apart from the $ box.

There are many variations in the top caps row, thus J. Ben Lieberman, Printing as a Hobby, 1963, has extra signs:
$@%      ( )
Polk, The Practice of Printing, 1964 has different signs:
$   [  ]  (  ) 
Hermann Zapf's print of 1978 by Myriade Press also has some different signs:
$%° /  * [ ]( )
Atkins, Art & Practice of Printing, c1930, and Hostettler, Technical Terms of the Printing Industry, 4th rev ed 1963, add the dipthongs:
$  AEOEaeoe
Hamilton in 1932 also showed the dipthongs

The blank case is in the style of Henry 1917, with the caps bay having the top and bottom rows with smaller boxes, compared to the middle rows, and as shown by Polk & Gage, with the ; : boxes smaller than the . - boxes (although x box remains the same size as the q box). An alternative Polk 1926 with ; : boxes the same size as x q, is used, for example, by the Gypsy Press.

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ie with the boxes left blank
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ie with characters assigned to boxes
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Written in 1999 by David Bolton, after an original idea by JoAnn Rees, Otter Press. Last updated 9 February 2009.