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 A. Gauthier. The Upper case section has four rows of eight boxes, rather than three (or four) rows of seven boxes. Eight of the boxes are subdivided. There are thus 72 boxes in the Upper section, and 129 boxes overall. In contrast, the case shown later by Hostettler in Technical terms of the printing industry (1949) has only 114 boxes.

The type lay is Gauthier.

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