Dad strikes again

A small Hamilton type case

A small Hamilton type case

I've mentioned before that my dad is always on the lookout for type and printing antiques for me. Recently he found a small Hamilton type case. I'm familiar with large cabinets, but this case is much smaller. It's about 17 inches high, 9 inches wide and 12 inches deep.

I did a quick google search and couldn't find any other cases this size. I'm guessing this case was intended for a hobbyist. It would only fit a few small fonts of type. Hopefully I can find out some more about it...

UPDATE!  My friend Nikki Villagomez happened to run into some folks from Hamilton at HOW and asked about the case. The last two digits of the serial number indicates that it was made in 1929. Also, it probably wasn't intended for type and was instead made to hold metal spaces used in typesetting. But they hadn't actually seen a case like this before so they were just speculating. If you know more about this amazing find, post in the comments below.

Made in the USA by Hamilton.

Made in the USA by Hamilton.

Each try has 25 divisions. Y and Z shared a spot.

Each try has 25 divisions. Y and Z shared a spot.

You can still see the pencil marks denoting where the individual letters should go.

You can still see the pencil marks denoting where the individual letters should go.