Letterpress terms


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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Furniture and Reglets



Spacing Material


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



Gauge Pins or Guides for Tympan