Letterpress terms

11.2-Gordon-Franklin-528x594

George Phineas Gordon’s Franklin Job Press, described to him by Ben Franklin in a dream. From The Printer, New York, 1858.


 

IMG_2813Lead and Lead Cutters


 

IMG_2824Type or Line Gauges


 

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Composing Stick and Knee


 

IMG_2825nick (on type body)


 

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Chase


Furniture and Reglets


 

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Spacing Material


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Leveling Block


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Type Locked up in the Chase using Quoin tightened by a Quoin key


 

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Chandler & Prince (C & P) Platen Press


 

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Rotating Inking Plate and Chase locked up on Press in the Platen Bed


 

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Gauge Pins or Guides for Tympan