Empty van Winkle Greek Lower Case


This U.S. typecase is the Greek Lower shown by van Winkle: The Printers' Guide (1818). It has 61 boxes, unlike Smith of 1755, who has only 51 boxes. Of the same period, Stower of 1808, had 45, and Johnson of 1824 had 52, and Hansard of 1825 had 43. Even MacKellar in 1866 had only 42 boxes, though by 1870 this had increased to 44 boxes.

The equivalent Upper case is the Greek Upper of Stower, et al.

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This page was written in 2001 by David Bolton and last updated 14 October 01.