Empty Lead Case


This English case is that shown in Ullmer, Revised Illustrated Price List of New Machinery and Materials 1902. It is for storing different lengths of leads (used for example for interlinear spacing). It reverses the order of the boxes that were shown by Harrild in 1889. Other versions exist, for example 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 Ullmer's case also has slots, but certainly extra wooden strips were available.

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