New Lower Case

123456e mid7890( )fl
&bcd isf g'ff
klmnh oyp,wenem
zv    u        t    spaces    a        r     q:quads

This English typecase lay is that given in Timperley: The Printers' Manual (1838). It differs from Johnson's New Lower of 1824 in putting the figures in the top row, including k in the Lower, rather than Upper, moving ae and oe to the Upper, and omitting em dash and thin spacing. Hazard had earlier showm figures moved to the Lower, in Stower 1808, but he had also altered some of the box sizes.

The empty configuration is shown as Lower case.

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This page was written in 2006 by David Bolton and last updated 22 February 2006.