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  • Type case | Definition and Translations

    A type case is a compartmentalized (usually wooden) box used to store movable type used in letterpress printing.


    Dutch: letterkast
    French: casse
    German: Setzkasten
    Italian: Cassa [tipografica]
    Polish: kaszta
    Spanish: Caja tipográfica

    Related Term(s): Letterpress cabinet

    Ralf Herrmann By Ralf Herrmann ()
    Contributors: Manuel Sesma CAST Przemysław Sakrajda

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    this should be "letterbak" in Dutch

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