Empty Half Case


This English typecase construction is shown by Miller & Richard in Specimens of Book Newspaper Jobbing and Ornamental Types, 1873, and still in Printing Type Specimens 1927, although they do not state the width of the case. It is also shown by Harrild: Illustrated Catalogue of Printing Lithographic & Binding Machinery & Materials (1889), Ullmer: Revised Illustrated Price List of New Machinery and Materials (1902), and Southward: Modern Printing (1904). It can be used for storing wood blocks, stereotypes, etc. It is the same width front to back as a normal case, but is only 14½ inches wide.

These size cases were also made as Half Upper and Lower cases.

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This page was written in 2013 by David Bolton and last updated 1 July 2015.