Empty German Latin Case


This German case construction is shown by Savage: A Dictionary of the Art of Printing (1841), reprinted by Thoemmes Press (1998). Savage says only that the case is made as one (i.e. unlike English Upper and Lower cases) and that it is for Roman (i.e. Latin not Fraktur) type. Note that the diagram is not quite correct at present, in that the 6 rows of small boxes in the lower left bay should have the first four boxes all be the same size. The actual case lay is German Latin.

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This page was written in 2009 by David Bolton and last updated 18 March 2009.