Typecase Brackets DIY - Just great !

We all admire the impressive curves and effectiveness of the old cast typecase support brackets, but they are hard to come by. I needed several sets for workshop students at their “setting stations” so made my own.
Two steel shelf brackets 10” x 8” legs, spaced 5” apart placed upside down. This provides a slope. Screw a 1” x 1” x 6” wood strip to the bottom bracket holes on the legs.The strip on the 10” leg is your case support lip. The strip on the 8” side simply strengthens the assembly. Screw another strip across the apex of the brackets to brace them. Voila ! you now have a typecase bracket that can be moved around and positioned on a bench or table.

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I will have four sets of the antique originals for sale at the apa swap meet on Saturday morning, June 23 at the Letterpress Depot in Denver, CO.

Rick

I will have four sets of the antique originals for sale at the apa swap meet on Saturday morning, June 23 at the Letterpress Depot in Denver, CO.

Rick

I just use lumps of 4x4 under the back of the cases when teaching.