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TYPOGRAPHIC TECHNICAL SERIES FOR APPRENTICES PART I, No. 3.

TYPE CASES AND COMPOSING ROOM FURNITURE

A PRIMER OF INFORMATION ABOUT TYPE CASES, WORK STANDS, CABINETS, CASE RACKS, GALLEY RACKS, STANDING GALLEYS, &c.

COMPILED BY

A. A. STEWART

PUBLISHED BY THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION UNITED TYPOTHETAE OF AMERICA

1918

COPYRIGHT, 1918 UNITED TYPOTHETAE OF AMERICA CHICAGO, ILL.

Composition and Electrotypes contributed by The Blanchard Press New York

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTORY 5

EARLY TYPE CASES 9

SIZES OF TYPE CASES 11

STRUCTURE OF TYPE CASES 12

CASES FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES 14

COMPOSITOR'S WORK STANDS 16

CASE STANDS AND RACKS 18

THE MODERN TYPE CABINET 20

IRON CASE BRACKETS 22

WOOD RUNS AND STEEL RUNS 24

EXTENSION FRONTS AND BACKS 25

FURNITURE RACKS 26

SPECIAL CABINETS 28

REVIEW QUESTIONS 30

GLOSSARY 32

INTRODUCTORY

The essential articles of furniture in a modern composing room may be classified broadly, omitting obvious details for the present, under the following heads:

1. CASES for type for general composition; for borders, type ornaments, accented letters, fractions, extra sorts, etc., and for engraved plates, and electrotypes; for spaces and quads, brass rules, leads, slugs, metal furniture and large spacing material, and for wood type. Also cases in special cabinets for printed specimens, paper samples, etc.

2. WORK STANDS AND CABINETS Open wooden frames with or without racks, to hold cases on top; made single or double; with working top. Cabinets, with working top, holding cases, enclosed on sides and back; made single, double, or triple size. Cabinets are made of pressed steel as well as of hard wood.

3. CABINETS AND STORAGE RACKS FOR CASES In addition to the racks in working stands and cabinets, there are standing racks, cabinets (flat top for holding miscellaneous articles or material, and galley top for temporary storage of live or dead matter), etc.

4. GALLEY CABINETS AND RACKS These are to hold galley matter waiting return of proofs, or for pages made up and waiting to be locked up for electro foundry or for the pressroom. They may be placed in any convenient place, or are sometimes in movable form to be taken from composing or correcting stands to the make up stand or imposing table.

5. FURNITURE RACKS AND CABINETS For labor saving fonts of reglet, wood furniture, soft metal or steel furniture, etc.

6. STANDING GALLEYS These are stands with inclined tops divided sometimes horizontally and sometimes perpendicularly into narrow columns, for holding live or dead standing matter usually the latter awaiting distribution. The lower part of the frame is usually provided with racks for cases, letter boards, galleys, or other storage facilities.

7. IMPOSING TABLES Large flat surfaces upon which pages and forms are imposed and locked up for electrotype molding or prepared for the press. These consist of polished marble slabs on strong frames or tables, with drawer for quoins, etc., and also furnished below with galley racks, receptacles for wood or metal furniture, letter boards, chase racks, etc... Continue reading book >>




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