Empty Lead Case


This English case is that shown in Harrild & Sons, Illustrated Catalogue of Printing Lithographic & Binding Machinery & Materials 1889. It is used for storing different lengths of leads (used for example for interlinear spacing). Other versions exist, for example Ullmer's of 1902, with the divisions in the opposite order. Stephenson Blake's case of 1922 has a central partition, and a slotted top and bottom side, to allow the dividing strips to be positioned as required. It is not clear whether Harrild's and Ullmer's cases also have slots, but certainly extra wooden strips were available for Ullmer's.

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This page was written in 2015 by David Bolton and last updated 27 June 2015.