Van Winkle Upper Case

  *    ¦    ¦¦    §    ||    ¶   fists    $    £                           
  &AEOEaeoe ---------- AEOE

The layout is that given by Van Winkle, The Printers' Guide, 1818, New York. The later MacKellar, 1866 onwards, follows it, but includes the fractions, commercial signs, and hair spacing (Van Winkle puts hairs in the lower case). MacKellar also shows $ and £ in a different row. The companion Lower is Van Winkle.

Note that subsequent Upper Case lays show the caps moved to the right, and small caps to the left, eg Lockwood of 1894. The empty case configuration is the traditional 7 equal row pattern of Moxon (1683).

The boxes with A, etc are small caps. The box with ¦ is really a single dagger, and the box with ¦¦ a double dagger. The boxes «, «», » are really bottom, middle, top of a 3 piece brace. The box with - is an em rule, -- a 2em rule, --- a 3em rule, and ---- a 4em rule. The box with { is a 3em brace, and the larger one a 4em brace.

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This page was written in 2001 by David Bolton and last updated 24 September 01.