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11668Re:Type cases

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  • checkscher
    Apr 28, 2010
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      Wow! Thanks for the rapid and very valuable information!

      Charles Heckscher


      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "David Goodrich" <dgoodrich@...> wrote:
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      > The case size makes it a 2/3 case. The layout with the caps at the top makes it a Yankee Job Case.
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      > Most Yankee cases were 2/3 size although apparently there were some that were full size. Similarly, most 2/3 cases have the Yankee layout. Some have 7 boxes across the top while others have 8, matching the divisions of the lower case part.
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      > 2/3 cases are also available as upper cases and lower cases. The upper cases were common for two caps fonts.
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      > There is also a full sized combination Yankee and California case which has a Yankee layout in the left 2/3 and a normal caps layout on the right 1/3. These are very useful for fonts with small caps.
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      > 2/3 cases are quite common and can be bought from dealers such as Letterpress Things.
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      > David
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