Type cases, Showcases


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Type cases were initially used in letterpress printing as sorting boxes for moveable leaden lettering. By the time printing techniques had been modernised, many of these typesetting boxes were discarded and used as storage boxes for collectors and as showcases for exhibiting smaller items.

Afterwards, many replicas of type cases appeared that don’t have much in common with the original ones - though having a set role as decorative small furniture in many households,

as presentation showcases for various collector objects, such as figurines, miniatures or toys, or for storing personal mementos such as photos, stones and shells from previous holidays or as showcases for special favourite books, CDs or DVDs... the usage possibilities are just as diverse as the shapes and materials of today’s letter cases.

Find your favourite from our type cases, showcases and presentation systems.