Repurposed California Job Case

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The California Job Case provided a way to store
movable type used in letterpress printing.

It contains 89 compartments where specific letters,
numerals, symbols, spaces and punctuation were
placed.

The case was arranged according to the frequency
of use of the letters and characters so as to make
typesetting more efficient.

As part of Typography class in the School of
Journalism, I actually learned how to set type
by hand using the California Job Case.

We have repurposed one of these cases to display
a variety of collectibles, which fit nicely in the
different compartments.scan0405

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