Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Another Printer's Devil . . .

Comping stick, tweezers, blunt knife, typescale and apron - the essential equipment for a Hot Metal Compositor. Your stick was the most expensive piece of equipment the apprentice had to buy. There were a few different makes available and Cornerstone was regarded as the best. I had an Adana which I still have. I never subscribed to the dust coat or apron and was always covered in ink and lead.

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