A California Job Case is a kind of type case: a compartmentalized wooden box used to store movable type used in letterpress printing.
Traditionally, upper and lower case type were each kept in a separate case (or tray). As printers became more mobile, a combined case became preferred as it was easier to transport. The combined case became very popular during the western expansion of the United States in the 19th century.
Instructor: N. Adam Beadel
Peck School of Arts, UMW
Milwaukee, Wisconsin '12