Empty Casse Générale


This French case configuration is shown in Audin: Histoire de l'imprimerie par l'image (1929) as being the Casse Générale of J. Comet. The Upper case section has three rows of eight boxes, rather than three rows of seven boxes. Seven of the boxes are subdivided. There are thus 55 boxes in the Upper section, and 113 boxes overall. In contrast, the case shown later by Hostettler in Technical terms of the printing industry (1949) has 114 boxes, but another Casse Générale shown by Audin has 127 boxes.

The type lay is Comet.

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This page was written in 2013 by David Bolton and last updated 12 August 2013.